ERIC Number: ED097795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up Study: Early Intervention Program.
Singh, S. P.; Allen, Elaine S.
As part of the evaluation scheme of the University of South Florida's College of Education Early Intervention Program, a followup study was conducted with 25 graduates of the program (1970-73). Ss responses to a followup scale provided information on changes in their professional aspirations, development, and involvement and on their retrospective appraisal of the university's program and content. A questionnaire completed by a site visitor provided supplementary information. Data showed an upward shift in Ss professional aspirations, involvement with professional organizations, and involvement with parents, other teachers, and the community after graduation from the program. Retrospective appraisal by graduates revealed that the program needed more emphasis on community involvement, parent organizations, and workshops but had provided adequate work in early childhood, exceptional child education, and fieldwork. Educational content areas included in the program (such as cognitive development and communication skills) were all considered important. Data gathered from the questionnaire revealed that the majority of graduates were working with children directly in the classroom and were in racially mixed settings with heterogeneous groups of children. Students suggested that training be expanded in such areas as cultural pluralism, children with learning and behavior problems, and development of listening skills among teachers and children. (LC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Coll. of Education.
Note: For related documents, see EC 070 240-241