ERIC Number: ED100825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation of a Special Education Teacher Preparation Model, The Integrated Program 1973-1974.
Giovino, Rosemarie; Orlandi, Lee
This paper reports the results of the evaluation study of the Integrated Program, a special education teacher preparation model at Fitchburg State College. Course content is presented during formal learning seminars scheduled at schools in the communities. Students observe professional personnel teaching children and followup their observations through discussion with a college faculty member. The students are also provided with a supervised teaching experience based on the theoretical framework they are learning. The evaluation focuses on the overall objectives of the program, which state that a student will be able to (a) list the strengths and weaknesses of any evaluation instrument, (b) assess children's needs through the administration of specific evaluation instruments, (c) write behavioral objectives, (d) design an instructional strategy, and (e) identify himself as a member of a professional team. The control group consisted of students who had completed special education methodology courses prior to initiating the experimental integrated program. Tests were constructed to measure attainment of program objectives and were administered to experimental and control group participants. Results of the tests show no significant differences in the attainment of any objectives and suggest that when the experimental integrated program is refined, it will produce more capable special education teachers. (HMD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fitchburg State Coll., MA. Dept. of Special Education.