ERIC Number: ED105249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Report and Evaluation of Workshop for Inservice Vocational Teachers of the Handicapped.
Sheppard, Nathaniel A.
An evaluation was made of the effectiveness of a two-week workshop attended by 27 vocational instructors in Virginia and designed to help participants become better teachers of the mentally retarded and multiply handicapped. Following statements of objectives of both the workshop and the evaluation, a description of the workshop covers course topics, course requirements, and excerpts from various consultant presentations. Pre- and posttest evaluations are presented and analyzed. Detailed tabulations of participants' generally favorable evaluation of the workshop comprise a major section of the report, and their attitudes toward the employability of the mentally retarded are also tabulated. Appendixes include documents used in the workshop, lists and descriptions of participants, pretests and posttests, contents of topics covered, student course requirements, and the workshop evaluation scale. Recommendations resulting from the evaluation were: (1) have more field trips, (2) have consultants emphasize the practical rather than the theoretical, (3) have fewer consultants but have them available for the entire workshop, and (4) emphasize role playing in future workshops. (MDW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Vocational Education.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Dept. of Education.