ERIC Number: ED087153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Developing and Coordinating a Comprehensive Exceptional Child Program in Five Rural, North Florida Counties. Annual Report 1972.
Hamilton County Public Schools, Jasper, FL.
Presented is the 1972 annual report of a Title VI-B project to develop and coordinate a comprehensive exceptional child program in the north rural Florida counties of Hamilton, Madison, Suwanee, Taylor, and Lafayette. Given are the following eight project objectives: cooperation between two or more counties to employ a special education director and/or school psychologist; improvement of the curriculum for educable (EMR) and trainable mentally retarded (TMR) children through implementation of a curriculum guide; planning and implementation of preschool, post-school, and inservice training programs for special teachers; upgrading of leadership and program improvement through inservice training of administrators; evaluation of the role/and functions of the multicounty coordinator; provisions for psychological testing for diagnosis and instruction of students; and improvement in teacher evaluation of student performance. Reported are accomplishments such as the following to satisfy the eight objectives: establishment of tri-county directorship of exceptional child education; field testing of a curriculum guide for EMR and TMR students; an instructional improvement workshop; development and teacher examination (in a workshop) of instructional materials for EMR students; plans to continue the position of multicounty coordinator/consultant after final Title VI funding; psychological testing of over 250 students for the EMR and TMR programs; and improved teacher attitudes toward behavioral objectives. (Included in appendixes which comprise half the report are documents pertinent to the objectives such as a learner advocacy model for educational renewal and a teacher self rating form.) (MC)
Descriptors: Administration, Annual Reports, Curriculum Guides, Educational Planning, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Instructional Materials, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Program Evaluation, Psychological Evaluation, School Districts, Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hamilton County Public Schools, Jasper, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title IV