ERIC Number: ED218827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Statewide Inservice Training Model to Prepare Teachers of Severely Handicapped Students. Procedures Manual, 6-1-78 to 6-1-81.
Holvoet, Jennifer; And Others
The first of a two volume report on a project to develop a statewide (Kansas) model for inservice and preservice training of teachers of severely handicapped students describes the general approach to the model as well as details its necessary features, the project's organization and its relationship with the State Department of Special Education are charted, and statistics and demographic indices of teachers enrolled in the 3 years of the project are reported. Curriculum development is traced from needs assessments, consultants' advice, and decisions about the modular format. The modular organization is described, its drawbacks noted (such as difficulty in knowing enrollees' skills), and possible solutions suggested. Considerations in designing practicum training experiences are discussed, as are the organization and preparation of practicum supervisors. Practicum evaluation and problems with the practicum format (such as travel) are also examined. Twelve steps in developing practicum modules are listed. The bulk of the document is composed of seven appendixes, including sample exercises from practicum moduls and a list of performance competencies from the practicum. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.; Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: For related document, see EC 142 780.