ERIC Number: ED070229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Trainable Mentally Retarded Staff Deployment Project.
Selznick, Harrie M.; And Others
Reported was a project which revised the staffing pattern at a school for trainable mentally retarded (TMR) students in an attempt to increase the program's cost effectiveness and to maintain the quality of classroom instruction while utilizing personnel without special training in the majority of classroom assignments. Examined were the project's management and performance objectives: providing one master teacher to work with each group of three classroom interns; organizing an instructional day for nine classes containing 10 EMR students each; arranging a lunch period in which eating skills and nutritional knowledge could be taught; establishing orientation, preservice and inservice training programs for staff members; rating the progress of experimental and control groups of TMR students for psycholinguistic abilities, social maturity, and vocabulary; administering a parent questionnaire; and computing per pupil costs for instructional personnel in both control and experimental staffs. The project was evaluated in detail for each of the stated management and performance objectives. Presented were curriculum guides developed as part of the instructional program in the areas of arithmetic, pupil arrival time, arts and crafts, communication skills, home arts, and physical education. (GW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Baltimore City Public Schools, MD.