ERIC Number: ED100088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Program for the Preparation of Teachers for the Trainable Mentally Retarded. Final Report.
The final report of a project establishing and operating a 2-year Associate of Science Degree program to train teachers of the trainable mentally retarded (TMR) at the University of Maine discusses the program as a product and as a process, analyzes program accomplishments, and points to future priority areas. The training program as a product is considered in terms of core courses to provide fundamental teaching skills, practicum sessions providing interaction with TMR students, and the development of course modules for use by Continuing Education Division (CED) branches throughout the state. The training program as a process is analyzed with regard to interrelationships between the University of Maine (Farmington, the State Board of Education, and CED branches, which resulted in statewide dissemination of information and materials about teaching the TMR Program accomplishments, such as the graduation of 21 students, are described. Among the priorities is gathering additional data to assess the efficacy of a 2-year (as compared to a typical 4-year) training program for teachers. Extensive appendixes include information about core courses for the TMR program (in such areas as curriculum development and guidance), charts detailing criteria for five TMR courses (such as recreative skills and student teaching), information about needs assessment and state services, a sample course on behavior modification, and forms for rating courses and the day school practicum. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Farmington.
Identifiers - Location: Maine