ERIC Number: ED111141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Inservice Training: A Proposal to Upgrade Teacher Readiness. Working Paper 45.1.
Heath, Earl J.
Current trends in exceptional child education are discussed in relationship to the need for better inservice training (IT) to upgrade the readiness of regular teachers to include exceptional children in their classes. Noted are trends such as increasing numbers of exceptional children in regular classrooms, and fewer children institutionalized or exempt from public educational programs. Listed are common complaints of educators regarding most IT programs such as that programs are uninteresting. Offered for IT implementation are three guidelines: design the program to fit the need, insure cooperation between teacher training institutions and the public schools, and develop a National Inservice Teacher Education Program. Described as a model of a cooperative program is Project CHILD (Cross-discipline Help for Individual Learning and Development), which provides inservice training to regular teachers with learning disabled children in their classrooms. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped.