ERIC Number: ED102102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education and Consulting Teachers.
McKenzie, Hugh S.
One of several possible systems for delivering special education services, a consulting teacher approach seeks to manage and educate handicapped children in regular elementary classrooms. Vermont has adopted this approach for certain handicapped children because it is less costly and disruptive, avoids labeling and extensive testing, provides normal peer models, and trains regular teachers in special education. During a 2-year graduate program, students preparing to be consulting teachers receive training in the individualization of instruction, analysis of behavior, and research as well as supervised experience in consulting with and training teachers through services to 32 handicapped children. The training program is evaluated mainly by services students provide to handicapped children. (An 18-item bibliography is included.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington. Coll. of Education.; Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier. Div. of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont