ERIC Number: ED209274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Professional Development Sequence on "The Slow Learner in the Secondary School".
Marble, W. O., Jr.
The major objective of this evaluation was to determine whether "The Slow Learner in the Secondary Schools" program had any impact on the educational environment of the slower learners in Burnaby (B.C.). The objective of the program was to produce measurable impact regarding changes in the attitudes, instructional strategies, curriculum, and use of resource materials of the professional staff. The program provided for inservice education of special education and regular teachers such skills as preparing Individualized Educational Programs (IEP's), assessment of slow learners, and use of available resources and resource persons. Evaluation data included interviews, a questionnaire, and a needs assessment survey. Though the most common provision for slow learners is referral to the Learning Assistance Center, the attitudes of regular classroom teachers did make a positive shift after program participation. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Burnaby School District (British Columbia).