ERIC Number: ED236871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Competencies of Teachers of the Visually Handicapped: Progress Report.
Scholl, Geraldine T.; And Others
A summary of a conference session addresses issues involved in determining and evaluating competencies in teachers of visually handicapped children. Four papers are presented on the implications of a project initiated in 1978 at the University of Michigan that established 70 teacher competency statements in 10 goal areas. The first paper, "Competencies of Teachers as Perceived by Administrators," by I. Holman, examined the views of four groups of administrators: primary administrators of residential schools, state education consultants, supervisors of large programs, and leadership personnel of the instructional resource centers for the visually handicapped. It is reported that the administrators generally agreed on the relevance and need for the competencies. In "Issues and Problems in the Assessment of Competencies," G. Scholl focuses on project efforts to deal with three main assessment problems: the degree of specificity required, need for objective and reliable measures, and identification and assessment of the affective component. Two concluding papers ("Use of Competencies to Improve Preservice Education" by M. Ward and "Use of Competencies to Plan Inservice Programs" by J. Stager) consider applications of the teacher competencies and provide reactions to the first two papers. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Papers presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).