ERIC Number: ED235597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Special Education Resource Teacher, Team Facilitator and In-School Consultant: A Successful In-Service/Resource Teacher Model.
The Developmental Teacher Model, a resource teacher model used in Ontario, Canada, by the Dufferin-Peel Roman Catholic Separate School Board, employs a special education team responsible for educational assessment, consultation with other teachers, direct withdrawal services to some students, and support to integrated students from contained classes. Developmental teachers, who need high level communication skills, have helped reduce the waiting time between referral and placement in the Dufferin-Peel school system of students who cannot achieve their potential in the general education program. Developmental teachers participate in inservice based on an andragogical approach, a discovery learning process patterned after great teachers such as Jesus, Socrates, etc. who helped adults learn by asking questions and discussing thoughts, beliefs, and ideas. Distinctions are drawn between the andragogical (self directed) and the pedogogical (teacher directed) approach to inservice. Developmental Teachers may also request individual inservice based on needs. The group interaction has produced a pool of human resources which has had a significant impact on the 10 elementary and 2 secondary schools involved. Working as members of the school team, Developmental Teachers work with a good deal of freedom and with a wide range of student exceptionalities. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).