ERIC Number: ED237471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Dean's Grant Projects: Challenge and Change in Teacher Education.
Sharp, Bert L., Ed.
Dean's Grant Projects (DGPs) provided both the financial impetus for adapting teacher education programs to meet the challenges of mainstreaming handicapped students into regular classrooms and the arena for the discussion of different approaches to the institution of necessary changes. This book presents 13 papers written by educators experienced in the issues and problems of implementing DGPs. Paper 1 describes the origins of the DGPs and their present operation from the federal perspective. Results of a survey of DGP officers are summarized in paper 2. Paper 3 offers an overview of functions and possible activities of DGPs. In paper 4, the process of faculty development in the revision of teacher education programs is detailed. The problem of revising teacher education curricula is discussed in paper 5. Descriptions of how curricula in elementary and secondary education can be changed are presented in papers 6 and 7. The work of projects in the areas of administration and school counselors and psychologists is the topic of paper 8. Following paper 9's discussion of different institutional approaches to project activities, a description is given in paper 10 of DGPs in supporting regional consortia. Paper 11 discusses the problems of program evaluation. Issues that may determine the future course of teacher education and educational services for handicapped students are considered in paper 12. A compendium of materials produced by various DGPs and information on where they can be obtained is presented in the final paper. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Administrator Attitudes, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Mainstreaming, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. National Support Systems Project.
Identifiers: Deans Grant Project; Education for All Handicapped Children Act