ERIC Number: ED098780
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Special Education Evaluation Project for University Affiliated Facilities. Final Report.
Burrello, Leonard C.; And Others
The final report of the Special Education Evaluation Project for 16 University Affiliated Facilities (UAF) centers provides a chronological review of the project which focused on the training of persons to work with mentally retarded or other handicapped individuals. Outlined are project objectives including the development of descriptors useful for program description and evaluation, the identification of possible future programs activities in the UAF, and dissemination of techniques in contextual evaluation to aid in the development of product outcome objectives. Data collection included the tabulation of demographic information concerning trainees and questionnaires for program directors and site visitors. Among findings reported are the high number of undergraduates in the training program; the provision of training in disciplines such as special education, psychology, social work, speech and language, and nursing; the rapid evolution of programs as seen by program directors; and use of UAF-University settings by 80 percent of the training programs. Major recommendations include the assistance of federal agencies in the establishment of a model information retrieval system, the preparation of a statement of disciplinary and interdisciplinary objectives for trainees, and the development of a standardized reporting format for the individual trainee. The major portion of the document consists of appendixes which detail data collection procedures, and list centers with names and addresses of program directors. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for the Study of Mental Retardation.