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ERIC Number: ED087153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 57
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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)
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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