ERIC Number: ED201088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Regular Education Inservice Training Program. Final Report, June 1, 1979-May 31, 1980.
Finell, Janet; And Others
The report describes a project to train 35 regular class teachers, principals, and counselors to work with handicapped children. Training included 5 seminars on such topics as attitudinal factors, early identification, individualized education programs, and working with parents; monthly followup sessions; on site consultations; and preparation of audiovisual training materials using videotapes. Analysis of pre- and posttests of the Attitude Toward Handicapped Individuals Scale and the Rucker-Gable Educational Programming Scale indicated that the training had a significant impact on the attitudes of project participants, participants' work with mainstreamed children, and participants' influence on other school personnel involved in mainstreaming. Qualitative data in anecdotal form is presented to support the effectiveness of the program and point out areas of need, including lack of bilingual teachers, slowness with which children are evaluated and placed, and lack of support services. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Long Island Univ., Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn Center, Zeckendorf Campus.
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