ERIC Number: ED148828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
An Integrated Training Program for In-Service and Pre-Service Teachers in a Systems Approach to Home Instruction.
Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
This document describes a training program for in-service homebound teachers and pre-service (master's degree) students designed to reduce teacher isolation from other professionals, and to define and maintain standards in a field with a rapidly changing pupil population. Purposes of the project are presented in four components: (1) cross-categorical training of master's degree candidates: the training of teachers for both cripples and other impaired children and emotionally distrubed children, with cross-disability training across a wide range of exceptionality. (2) re-education of homebound teachers: retraining of teachers originally trained to educate a population with single-disability problems. (3) Investigation of the diversity of the homebound pupil population: investigating the psychosomatic dimensions of a population which has shifted from the traditional physical health problem area to that of emotionally/socially disturbed. (4) The reintegration of homebound children: to establish procedures for reintegration and to delineate the facilitator role of the master's degree students and inservice homebound teachers. Realization of these components involves participation in seminars, workshops, and field experiences to develop teacher competencies in: (1) communication, (2) understanding of needs, (3) observational skills, (4) knowledge of child development, (5) knowledge of test instruments, (6) diagnostic skills, (7) prescriptive skills, and (8) instrument and materials development and modification. Project implementation, results, recommendations, and implications for each of the four components are described, and a general evaluative summary is presented. (MJB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.