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ERIC Number: ED243809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Toward Preparation Programs to Prepare All Teachers to Respond to Children with Special Needs. The Dean's Grant Project General Education/Special Education, 1980-83. Final Report.
Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. School of Education.
The Dean's Grant Program at Virginia Commonwealth University established a three-year effort to facilitate changes in the training program for elementary and secondary school teachers who will be dealing with disabled children in the regular classroom. The program was designed and conducted as a planning and development effort, not as a personnel preparation activity. Its primary targets were faculty members of the school of education and the preservice programs they conduct. During the first two years, the major faculty and program development strategy was organized around three mainstreaming development teams. Each met as small units and later as a single, larger team. During the last year, minigrants, faculty seminars, and scope and sequence curriculum development activities in each of the departments were major design characteristics. Throughout the project, a series of support activities, consisting of conferences and workshops, a resource center in the school's multimedia unit, and bibliographies from the university library provided participants with periodic experiences supporting their professional development and program revisions. Detailed descriptions are given of the project's rationale, design, accomplishments, documentation and evaluation, and its impact on students and first year teachers. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. School of Education.
Identifiers: Deans Grant Project; Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Note: Appendix XI is marginally legible.