ERIC Number: ED125179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Regional Training Program for Professional Afterclass Staff in Residential Schools for Deaf Children. Final Report.
New York Univ., NY. Deafness Research and Training Center.
Presented is the final report of a training program for professional staff to provide a 24 hour learning environment for deaf children in residential schools. Information is provided on program objectives (both for students and staff), procedures (including planning, prototype development, dissemination, and material development), and evaluation. Six residential schools for deaf children are reported to have participated in the five training institutes of the regional prototype. Evaluation results are given which show that after the program children in the six schools participated in more afterclass experiences, took more personal responsibility, demonstrated improved social skills, and showed increased use of language skills. Afterclass staff are reported to have demonstrated positive changes in areas which include job satisfaction, ability to communicate with deaf children, knowledge of child development, and provision of more varied afterclass experiences for the children. Also included are four selected reprints describing outcomes and conclusions of the program and the handbook for staff development used with a summary of the experiences of the six schools of the prototype program. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Deafness Research and Training Center.