ERIC Number: ED135191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov-30
A Practicum-Based Teacher Training Program for Preschool Handicapped Children. Final Report.
Colarusso, Ronald P.
Described in the final report is a 3-year project which prepared 25 teachers at Master's degree level in a practicum based teacher training program for preschool handicapped children. Stressed are the program's objective of developing effective teachers able to cope with behavioral and educational problems irrespective of purported etiologies or administrative placements, the integration of course work and field experience, and training in assessing relevant psychoeducational behavior and devising appropriate remedial interventions. Sections of the report cover the background of the study; methods (with information on such aspects as the trainees, the resource room model, and program implementation strategies); trainee evaluation; program evaluation; effect of program on public schools; and child progress. Evaluation data of students at the end of the program and 1 year later is given and appears to be very favorable. Appended are various forms used during the program. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. School of Education.