ERIC Number: ED235218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-11
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of a Competency-Based Inservice Training Program for Personnel Serving Disabled Preschoolers.
Stile, Stephen W.; And Others
Teachers who have been trained to work with normal young children (early childhood certification) or with older disabled children (special education certification) are unprepared to assume the multiple responsibilities of the teacher of preschool disabled children. Prior to the 1979-1980 academic year, few (if any) formal on-going inservice (or preservice) programs existed for this population of educators. Therefore, a project was proposed and subsequently funded at New Mexico State University to provide the necessary training. The Federal funding agency, the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped--Handicapped Personnel Preparation, stipulated that the Discrepancy Evaluation Model (DEM) be used to evaluate the project. This evaluation model demands that internal staff members continuously gather input, process, and output information and that decisions (e.g., to go to the next stage; to recycle) be based upon discrepancies regarding desired and obtained outcomes. The purpose of this paper is to report the results of the inservice training project in terms of DEM conventions. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Discrepancy Evaluation Model
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (Albuquerque, NM, November 11, 1982).