ERIC Number: ED205613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Philadelphia Training Project for Special Education Supervisors and Principals, 1979-1980. Report No. 8144.
Silber, Theodore J.
This three year project was designed to provide staff development to principals, vice principals and other school administration special education issues relating to the implementation of Public Law 94-142. In 1979, sixty-three administrators participated in a week long summer workshop, during which project staff and speakers from within the Division of Special Education presented topics such as: discussions on Public Law 94-142; due process in Special Education; Child Study Evaluation Team (CSET) procedures; models for staff development; availability of resources inside and outside the school district; and the use of the Special Education Program Checklist, an instrument to assist principals in observing and assessing special education classrooms in their schools. Pretests-posttest self-rating evaluations were conducted of the participants' perceptions of their knowledge acquisition about thirteen selected special education topics. Results showed mean post ratings increased on all thirteen items; these are illustrated in tabular form. Participants' skill in the use of the observation checklist could not be measured due to insufficient data. Appendix A contains the questionnaire distribued to obtain participants' reactions to the usefulness of the workshop. A major accomplishment of the project was the refinement and field testing of the Checklist. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Philadelphia School District PA; Public Law 94 142; Special Education Program Checklist