ERIC Number: ED034363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
In-Service Program for Teachers of Educable Mentally Retarded Children. Final Report.
Hebeler, Jean R.; Simms, Betty H.
To extend and modify university teacher education to meet the needs of noncertified special class teachers, to improve the classroom program and to provide the opportunity for certification, 26 teachers took part in a 2 year educational program. Formal course work was combined with internship activities in which actual classroom assistance was provided by university or school system personnel. Case studies were used for study and actual practice. As a result of this program all teachers were certified; the merging of formal courses and internship was successful in 24 out of the 26 cases; and problems were dealt with generally in classes and more specifically by classroom visits. Alternative teaching methods and materials were explored, and most of the group came to value a functional curriculum and the development of new skills based on sequential steps. References, an appendix, and a list of tables are included. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park.