ERIC Number: ED050536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Advanced Institute for Leadership Personnel in Learning Disabilities. Final Report.
Kass, Corrine, Ed.
Reported upon is an institute involving 87 participants representing leadership personnel in the field of learning disabilities, held December 3-6, 1969, in Tucson, Arizona. The institute's purpose was to upgrade the leadership personnel through exchange of information on issues in pre- and in-service training programs. Historical background, purposes, and organization of the institute are described. Proceedings presented include the committee reports of the seven groups into which participants were divided. Each working committee discussed specific roles and functions of teachers of the learning disabled, and implications for preparing such personnel. Also included are texts of the keynote speech by Leonard Lucito, in which he reviewed activities of the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped regarding teacher training for the future, and texts of the two main speeches by Richard Usher and Martin Dworkin. Usher's speech concerned teacher education in general, with emphasis of his research findings on teacher effectiveness and his point of view on future directions in teacher education, while Dworkin gave a philosopher's view of moral issues involved in changing children's learning behavior. Appended are reflections and comments by the institute's elder statesmen: William Cruickshank, Marianne Frostig, Newell C Kephart, Samuel A. Kirk, and Helmer Myklebust. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: Proceedings of the Advanced Institute for Leadership Personnel in Learning Disabilities (Tucson, Arizona, December 3-6, 1969)