ERIC Number: ED101495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Professional Preparation of Educators of Crippled Children: Competency-Based Programming. Report of a Special Study Institute, December 1971.
Connor, Frances P., Ed.; And Others
Reported are proceedings and results from a special study institute (1971) which examined competency-based programing to train teachers of the crippled and otherwise health impaired (COHI). Findings and recommendations of a previous conference (West Point, 1970) are noted. Common themes of conference papers are given such as the need for change in the procedures used to prepare teachers in COHI programs and the need for procedures based on well defined behavioral objectives. The four-step process used by the conferees in developing behavioral objectives is described, applied to two competencies, and evaluated. Detailed are 27 objectives and performance criteria developed by conference work groups for training teachers in the areas of assessment, instructional approaches, and coordination of services. A 3-year plan for improving teacher education through the identification of teacher competencies with behavioral objectives is outlined from phase 1 (describing competencies) to phase 5 (implementation in regular classrooms). Listed are nine final conference recommendations such as the need for review of competencies by state and regional panels. Four general session presentations (covering topics such as implementation and evaluation of competency-based models), a list of institute personnel, and a brief explanation of the working format of the institute are appended. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Special Education.; Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
Note: For information on related institutes see ED 059 560 and EC071 084