ERIC Number: ED127737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Cooperative University-School Division Special Education Practicum Laboratory in a Rural Setting. Final Report. (Includes Appendixes) Revised.
Fallen, Nancy H.
Presented is the final report of a Virginia Commonwealth University cooperative program to develop an elementary level special education practicum for preservice teachers in a rural setting. Presented for each of the phases (organizational phase, pilot programing phase, extension of the pilot programing phase, and the prototype program phase) is information on project personnel, objectives, procedures, results, and budget. Included in the final report are such items as job descriptions, time lines and activity charts, definitions of handicapping conditions, lists of program objectives (such as community involvement, disability identification, inservice education, curriculum improvement, and student involvement), descriptions of staff participation in the rural school district, number and characteristics of the children served, and program objectives and activities for each area of speciality (such as mental retardation, emotional disturbance, and learning disabilities). It is concluded that the program provided effective practicum experience for students and increased achievement of the children. Appendixes include vitae of personnel; the Virginia state certification requirements for the areas of mental retardation, emotionally disturbed and learning disabilities; various forms; sample pages from project files; and agendas of various seminars and workshops. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Special Education.