ERIC Number: ED392220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Missouri-TIKES: Training Individuals To Care for Exceptional Children Outreach Project. Final Report.
Busch, Robert F.
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of the M-TIKES (Missouri-Training Individuals to Care for Exceptional Students) Outreach Project, which used a "train-the-trainer" model to increase the number of child care providers trained to integrate children with and without disabilities. The project's major objectives were to provide child caregivers with information needed to mainstream children with disabilities into child care settings and to increase child caregivers' knowledge about child development and appropriate adaptations for children with disabilities. The project's curriculum consists of an inservice training component and an on-site collaboration and consultation component. A nine-part videotape series was also developed. The project resulted in the training of 265 child caregivers, an increase in the number of child care facilities accepting preschool children with disabilities, a replicable inservice training model, and curriculum materials. Individual sections of the report cover the following aspects of the project: goals, philosophy, description of model and participants, research, method, measures, results, and impact. Appendices include a description of each videotape, the needs assessment form, a sample training agenda, a listing of sites and facilitators trained, an inservice evaluation scale, and a form for observing caregiver behavior. (Contains 23 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.
Identifiers: Missouri; Train the Trainer