ERIC Number: ED033093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Learninganalysis: A PACE Project.
Routt County School Districts, Steamboat Springs, CO. Child Study Center.
The model program described in this Title III project report was developed "to eliminate the need for segregated classes for handicapped children in remote school systems." The underlying assumption of the program is that, if the regular teacher is (1) supported by a staff of specially trained resource personnel whole roles are clearly defined and (2) offered inservice training in ways of recognizing and meeting the special needs of the physiologically or psychologically handicapped student, the needs of these children can be met both more efficiently and more effectively within the context of the regular classroom. Essential to this particular program, in which a school cadre works cooperatively to analyze the handicapped student's learning style and to develop creative and appropriate methods for responding to it, is a learning analyst (here referred to as a child-study teacher). His primary function is to serve as intermediary between the resource staff, the classroom teacher, and the individual student throughout the cycle of referral, preconference, observation, consultation, diagnosis, analysis, and postconference. By the end of the cycle it is expected that the competency of the classroom teacher will have been upgraded to the point that she will be able to assume the major responsibility for the continuing education of the handicapped child. (JS)
Descriptors: Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Schools, Handicapped Students, Inservice Teacher Education, Mainstreaming, Resource Staff, Rural Schools, School Cadres, School Districts, Specialists, Teacher Role
Child Study Center, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80477
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Routt County School Districts, Steamboat Springs, CO. Child Study Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III