ERIC Number: ED026794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Regional Approach to Training and Research in the Education of Handicapped Children.
Fudell, Stanley E.
The Handicapped Children Project (HCP) was established to ascertain the southern region's needs and resources in special education teacher training programs. It was intended to encourage inservice training, to assist in planning for cooperative use of training and research resources, to provide information to states, and to assist in planning student recruitment. Professionals in the field donated time to attend conferences, to plan, and to do research and writing on activities they had agreed to handle. Consultations were held with schools or agencies with problems; communication by phone, mail, and convention attendance was used to obtain information from various groups, persons, or organizations in the South; assistance was given to colleges to help them in teacher preparation; and research proposals were submitted for funding. Regional cooperation and planning were elicited. A major accomplishment was the avoidance of duplication of efforts by cooperating institutions; other results were preparation of a monograph on special education teachers, improvement of professional standards, establishment of guidelines for state certification, and preparation of a recruiting film. Recommendations for future regional activities and questionnaires used in regional surveys are included. (RP)
Descriptors: Communications, Consultants, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Educational Needs, Exceptional Child Services, Handicapped Children, Higher Education, Program Development, Questionnaires, Regional Cooperation, Regional Planning, Research Proposals, State Programs, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment, Workshops
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30313
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.