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ERIC Number: ED144273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun-30
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Itinerant Teachers of the Hearing Impaired: What Do They Really Do?
Sallop, Marvin B.; Butler, John W.
A three-phase study involving data on itinerant services delivered, school personnel perspectives on itinerant services, and survey data from regional program personnel, was conducted with five selected itinerant teachers and 70 hearing impaired elementary and secondary level day school students receiving services. Each of the Ss were observed during a random teaching day and each teacher responded to a survey on numbers of students served, mileage traveled, and other itinerant load characteristics. Among findings of the study were that the average teacher spends 22 hours a week in 7.6 different schools serving 12 students whom the teacher visits on an average of twice a week; that students are of all ages and all grades and classes, including educable mentally retarded, trainable mentally retarded, and resource classes; that the itinerant teacher is viewed as an important and vital educational element by district personnel; and that the teachers feel alienated, not belonging to any particular school. (IM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf (Los Angeles, California, June 30, 1977)