ERIC Number: ED105694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation: Regional Program for Exceptional Children; A Model for Mainstreaming of Exceptional Children in School Divisions of Culpeper, Madison and Orange Counties, Virginia, School Year 1973-1974.
Galloway, James R., Comp.
Evaluated is a regional model employing eight curriculum resource teachers (CRT's) in mainstreaming exceptional children from three rural Virginia counties. Described are the project's performance objectives and delivery system (including policy formulation, referral system, screening, and intervention based on needs assessment). Issues raised in the team correction of the model are the production dilemma and the evolution of the delivery system from beginning policy formulation to the changing CRT role (illustrated by four brief case studies demonstrating increased emphasis on teacher consultation). Listed as major accomplishments are the model's effectiveness (as indicated by administrative support, flexibility of services, and the development of a management system) and pupil growth (as demonstrated on pre- and posttests of behavioral objectives, cognitive measures, and psychomotor tests). Among considerations for the future are the addition of family counseling services, the initiation of an advisory committee, and the development of performance standards. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: N/A