ERIC Number: ED232332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Study of Competencies Related to Stress Management and Ecological Concerns of Special Education Personnel. Kansas Regent Institutions Special Project. Summary Report.
Kells, Patricia P.; And Others
Results of an assessment of 50 ecological and stress management competencies that were developed as part of a Kansas project to improve retention of special education personnel are presented in narrative and data sections. Ecological considerations include those that contribute to job success, such as job challenge and community atmosphere, while stress management factors include relaxation, nutrition, time management, and interpersonal communication. Twenty-three individuals who were knowledgeable in these areas rated the importance of competency and indicated what type of training would be appropriate for each competency. In addition to rating each of the 50 competencies individually, respondents rated the group as a whole. Eighty percent indicated that the competencies adequately covered stress management as it related to special educators. About one-third of the respondents provided examples of competencies or general topics they thought should also be addressed. A list is presented of the additional competency areas that were suggested. Statistical tables are provided that list the 50 competencies in ascending order according to their mean score for importance. The tables also include a rating of skill for each competency, along with the ratings of four options judged appropriate for each competency. These training options are: college coursework only, inservice training or workshops only, both college coursework and inservice training, or no training required. Appended materials include a questionnaire, and a bibliography of about 58 references on stress management and related topics. (SEW)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Classroom Environment, Competence, Disabilities, Higher Education, Interpersonal Communication, Physical Health, Program Evaluation, Skill Analysis, Special Education Teachers, Stress Variables, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Morale, Teaching Conditions, Time Management
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Regents, Topeka.
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