ERIC Number: ED242128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Mainstreaming in Physical Education: Planning and Implementing an Inservice Teacher Training Activity.
Dummer, Gail M.; Windham, Geraldine M.
Practical Pointers, v5 n7 Jan 1982
This publication describes an inservice training program implemented in September 1979 in the Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) to help physical education teachers involved with mainstreamed handicapped students. Issues emphasized in planning the program were relevance, information, convenience, and feasibility of the workshop model. Two workshop goals were identified: (1) to increase the participants' comfort levels in their role with mainstreamed students; and (2) to provide strategies, materials, curricula, and alternatives for use with the students. Workshop content (including behavior management, information on student characteristics, and individualization) was identified by the inservice planning team, and the importance of using peer training and active learning in the inservice sessions was stressed. Evaluation and followup efforts indicated that the program was successful. Examples of workshop activities are given to illustrate the approach and the materials used. Features of the model that may require modification in other sites are considered, including composition of the inservice planning team, content of workshop sessions, and evaluation strategies. (CL)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mainstreaming, Models, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Workshops
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1900 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($2.25, Stock No. 245-27008).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. Information and Research Utilization Center.