ERIC Number: ED112628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Careers in Integrated Early Childhood Programs.
Gorelick, Molly C.; And Others
Described is a 4-year project to design and implement a competency-based training model which prepared teachers and administrators for careers in early childhood programs that integrate normal and handicapped children. Discussed in the introductory chapter are the project's rationale, overview, objectives, and training setting. Chapters II through V cover such aspects of the competency model achievement strategies as the process for selecting trainees; development of a teacher assessment profile; the didactic module (including coursework in child development, independent study, and guest lectures on meeting the special needs of handicapped preschoolers); and the practicum module (including direct classroom experience, curriculum design, and child assessment techniques). Attention is given in Chapter VI to a survey designed to assess how exposure to the integrated preschool program affected trainees' development of accepting attitudes toward handicapped children. The concluding chapters focus on dissemination of project materials and project evaluation. Also provided are numerous charts and tables; bibliographies of books, journal articles, and films; and 9 appendixes (including a discussion of labeling and guidelines for curriculum design). (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Northridge. Preschool Lab.