ERIC Number: ED238177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-2
Reference Count: 0
Special Education Needs of Regular Education Administrators.
Abernathy, Sandra M.; Stile, Stephen W.
The ability of principals to evaluate special education teachers is an area of concern due to the principals' lack of training or experience in special education. Available research findings clearly indicate the need for training of principals in special education concerns. A statewide survey of principals was conducted to determine their levels of knowledge and needs in special education. A total of 616 questionnaires was sent to New Mexico principals; 12.7 percent responded to the mailing. Responses were examined to determine geographical location and school level. Knowledge level and need for training were compared to determine if a significant difference existed. Some findings include: rural principals appear more interested than urban principals in special education training workshops, and secondary principals appear to be less interested than elementary principals in special education workshops. A list of references, a description of the workshops, and the questionnaire are included with the paper. (MD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Mexico
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (Tucson, AZ, November 1983). Work described herein supported in part by Federal Project No. G008200490.