ERIC Number: ED085959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Special Study Institute Report: Competency Based Training Criteria for Special Class Teachers. An Alternative Approach to Manpower Development; Guidelines for Special Education and Teacher Training Programs.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
The special study institute report proposed an alternative approach to manpower development guidelines for special education and teacher training programs which centered on the development of measurable competency based training criteria for special class teachers. Briefly reviewed are the background, planning, and design of the institute. Institute participants (90 educators from major teacher training institutions in California) developed list of competencies via ten task groups and then rated each competency as to whether it was essential, desired, or not required for teaching exceptional children. Developed and rated were 163 competensies in the following categories: demonstrating teacher acquaintance with factual material about exceptional children, counseling students, managing the classroom and program administration, communicating with parents, communicating with other professionals, developing and planning instructional programs, evaluating the instructional process, describing and assessing student behavior, implementing instructional programs, and defining instructional goals and objectives. Each competency was also classified as to whether it was generic (rated as important to teaching in four or more areas of exceptionality) or specific (rated as important to teaching in three or less areas) and whether the competency was essential (as judged by two-thirds of raters), desired, or rejected (by 20 percent of the raters). All competencies were listed by category and generic-specific, essential-desired classifications. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.