ERIC Number: ED181693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Implementation of a Special Education Training Institute for Classroom Teachers.
Mason, Jessie B.
The report describes the development and implementation of a Prince Georges County (Maryland) special education training institute designed to increase elementary school regular classroom teachers' knowledge and skills relating to teaching mildly handicapped children. The training institute was organized into four modules: identification of students with special needs, special education programs and services, techniques of classroom management, and evaluation and accountability for students with special needs. The modules were divided into components, within which teachers were expected to achieve specific competencies. Twenty professionals from the fields of special and regular education served as consultants for the 15 sessions of the training institute, which was accepted by the Maryland State Department of Education. As a result of the institute, the 18 handicapped children in the program, all of whom had previously attended regular classrooms minimally in favor of self contained classrooms and resource rooms, were assigned to regular classrooms for longer periods of time and their teachers were more receptive to their being mainstreamed. Reception of the training model led to its adoption elsewhere in the county. (Author/DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland