ERIC Number: ED336254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Improving the Delivery of Rural School District Special Education Services.
This practicum was designed to improve the delivery of special education services to all students with special needs in a rural Canadian school district. The goal was for teachers, as members of program planning teams, to design and implement individual program plans for exceptional students according to district special education policy guidelines. An orientation day for all district administrators and three school-based inservice workshops to each of nine school staffs were provided. Central office personnel were actively involved throughout the process. Assistance was given throughout the year by visiting classes, coaching, participating in individual program planning meetings upon request, providing and sharing materials, and assisting teachers to draw upon their collective expertise. The results of the practicum were positive. During the implementation process, 118 teachers in 9 schools identified 212 students with special needs and participated in the design of individual program plans to meet the educational needs of 158 of those students. The extensive appendices include a teacher survey, a teacher referral form, memos concerning the training sessions, assignments related to the training, evaluations, and samples of teachers' work. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.