ERIC Number: ED128299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Model Program for Training Teachers of the Mildly Handicapped. Teacher Education Forum; Volume 4, Number 4.
Mosley, William J.; Sitko, Merrill C.
The development, operation, and evaluation of an experimentally based teacher training program, the Mildly Handicapped Program (MHP), is described in this report. The overall concern of the program is to develop teachers who, in the real world public school classroom setting, obtain the best possible results from elementary age children in special and/or regular classroom settings. The MHP program enables students to obtain a B.S. degree in elementary education with (1) major certification in elementary education and (2) special education endorsement in two areas--mental retardation and emotional disturbance/behavior disorders. The MHP is thus a teacher training program designed to prepare teachers to provide educational services to regular class students and to children thought to be mildly handicapped in the exceptional child areas of mental retardation and behavioral disorders. Other goals of the program include preparing teachers to meet the cognitive abilities and affective needs of children from different social areas. In addition to the major objective of preparing teachers who can efficiently teach a wide range of cognitive abilities and behavioral styles, MHP objectives are: (1) to specify the changes in the attitudes, knowledge, and skills of regular educators which would facilitate mainstreaming and responsiveness to the needs of the mildly handicapped children; and (2) to provide a training environment where graduate students of special education can acquire teacher training program development, implementation, and evaluation skills. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
Note: For related documents, see SP 010 368-388