ERIC Number: ED329058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Efficacy of Collaborative Consultation Coursework in Personnel Preparation of Special Education Teachers.
Andringa, Jane Wilkin; Kasik, Maribeth Montgomery
Governors State University (University Park, Illinois) includes a three-credit course in collaborative consultation in its Master's degree program in multicategorical special education. A survey of 72 program graduates sought to evaluate the effectiveness of the consultation coursework. Responses from 39 of the graduates indicated that the role of consultation in the field of special education is small. The consultation skills taught have not been utilized in a formal manner, although some special education teachers employ the techniques informally. The content of the course was affirmed as appropriate. In summary, the skills appear to be appreciated by graduates but the demand for consultation programs in schools appears questionable. A copy of the survey form and comments received from respondents are included. (11 references) (JDD)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Consultation Programs, Cooperative Planning, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Disabilities, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Masters Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Governors State University IL
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Clearwater, FL, February 14-20, 1990).