ERIC Number: ED109871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on the Mark Twain Staff Development Institute: July 1, 1971 to January 14, 1972.
Checkon, Stephen; And Others
Described is the 1971-72 Mark Twain School (Montgomery County, Maryland) staff development institute at which 38 regular classroom teachers were trained in individualized psychoeducational programing for emotionally disturbed adolescents with learning difficulties whose needs could not be met in regular secondary school programs. Five chapters deal with aspects such as establishing the school and the institute, selecting and training institute participants to teach at Mark Twain, evaluating achievement of the institute's functional goals (including development of trainees) skills in psychoeducational assessment, interpersonal relationships and behavior management), and recommendations for improving the training program (including provisions for supervised practice teaching and the development of techniques to assess trainees' competencies). Appendixes include a list of the institute's goals and subgoals and a description of instructional units. (LH)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Emotional Disturbances, Evaluation, Exceptional Child Education, Individualized Instruction, Institutes (Training Programs), Interpersonal Competence, Learning Problems, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Psychoeducational Methods, Secondary Education, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act 1970