ERIC Number: ED092475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Non-Categorical Competency Based Teacher Training: An Operational Model for Special Education.
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.
The special education training program at the University of Northern Iowa provides a systematically integrated program designed to develop professional personnel with the requisite competencies to (a) diagnose and teach; (b) organize and supervise programs; (c) evaluate instructional programs; and d) train professional educators to implement programs for children and youth manifesting retardation and behavioral, learning, and multiple handicaps. Traditional categories of special education have been de-emphasized, and a systems approach has been applied within a conceptual model to guide the integration of didactics with practicum activities. The conceptual model is constructed upon the building blocks of (a) instructional methodology; (b) experience/practicum; and (c) educational management. Internal evaluation involves a continuous monitoring of practicum experiences based upon the observation of pupil-teacher interactions. Competencies are judged by the demonstrations of performance criteria at each step of the practicum experience. External evaluation is performed by advisory groups and consultants and through special workshops intended to provide feedback for program evaluation. (Author/JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.