ERIC Number: ED111135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped in Project PRIME. (Programmed Reentry into Mainstream Education.
Semmel, Melvyn I.; Adler, Meredith
Described is the role of the Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped (CITH) in Project PRIME (Programmed Reentry into Mainstream Education), which attempted to assess the efficacy of mainstreaming for 1,035 emotionally disturbed, educable mentally retarded, and language/learning disabled Texas pupils in grades 3-5. The behavior categories of four classroom observation systems used in the project to record types of behavior management, levels of cognitive demand, amount of pupil participation, and quality of classroom climate are outlined. Details are given on the development and contents of training packages for the observation systems (which include audio and video tapes). Procedures are explained for training 528 observers, for maintaining quality control, and for assessing reliability during observer training. Appendixes include time records of CITH personnel, and the observations of a workshop trainer. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Research.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped.
Identifiers - Location: Texas