ERIC Number: ED158447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Special Education Certification: A State of the Art Survey.
Gilmore, Joseph T.; Argyros, Nicholas S.
Designed as a working document on professional preparation of special education instructional and support personel, the report analyzes the state of the art in special education certification. It is explained that data on certification requirements was collected from each state, and that results indicated the existence of four models: categorical and competency based (six or more categories of handicapping conditions), generic certificates (fewer than six handicapping conditions), the California model and the Massachusetts model. Additional findings are listed, including the existence of a wide variety of terms and degrees of specificity. Issues and discussion starters are described to provide a stimulus for workshop discussion in the areas of categories of certification, supervision/administration, participation of other agencies, inservice training, and personnel development plans. Tables of state certification information are appended. (CL)
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: New York State Univ. System, Albany.; New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions.
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