ERIC Number: ED046206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Pilot Project for Preparing Special Education Teachers Regarding New Teaching Methods. Final Report.
The study relates an attempt to prepare teachers of the mentally retarded regarding new teaching methods. Emphasis is placed on methods of learning rather than the careful diagnosis of the child's disability. Through the study, selective groups of special education master teachers (supervisory personnel with classroom experience) were trained in three methods: operant conditioning, psycholinguistics, and programed learning. The teachers learned the theoretical model and functional application of each method in order to serve as leaders and consultants in inservice training. The results of using the three methodologies with retarded children are presented by the use of illustrative case studies. Based on the positive results of the study, recommendations are presented for the implementation of the training of special education teachers. (CD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown.