ERIC Number: ED243263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Nebraska Training Needs Analysis for Behaviorally Impaired: Administrators' Perception.
Grosenick, Judith K.; Huntze, Sharon L.
Nebraska administrators responded to a survey to identify needs in inservice training of teachers of behaviorally impaired students. A shortened version of the Professional Development Needs Survey was completed by 166 administrators (principals and special education directors) responsible for supervising programs in behavior impairment. When given a list of 21 content/skill topics, administrators indicated individual counseling strategies and behavior management strategies as the top two. Ss further reported that there was a need for in depth (multiple content) work on priority areas. In terms of formats, Ss ranked "hands on," salary credit, and supervisory support as being most desirable and effective, while early bird sessions, weekend offerings, and panel discussions ranked lowest. Compared to the results of an earlier teachers' needs assessment, administrators' ranking of topics were similar except for coping with job related stress, which teachers ranked more highly. Consistency was found in ranking for high and low priority formats. Recommendations for content priorities, level of assistance, formats, and administrator inservice training conclude the report. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Special Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: For teachers' perceptions of training needs, see EC 162 166. For other related documents, see EC 162 159-165 and EC 162 168.