ERIC Number: ED218883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
How Are You Going to Keep Them Down on the Farm...The South Dakota Rural Special Education Personnel Preparation Model.
Ferrara, Joseph M.; And Others
A state sponsored pilot project designed to provide special education services to rural South Dakota has attempted to overcome high teacher turnover due to lack of community resources, inappropriate preservice preparation, and poor relationships with administrators and peers. The model emphasizes retraining rural special educators as special education generalists and is built around three components: coursework designed to prepare graduate level students for a rural special education setting; support and supervision services; and administrative functions (such as recruiting districts and trainees and maintaining intraproject communication). Program success indicated the importance of involvement of the state education agency, adequate site preparation, and the requirement of a residency period for trainees on campus. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: South Dakota State Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Pierre.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: South Dakota
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (60th, Houston, TX, April 11-16, 1982, Session M-13).