ERIC Number: ED203646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
An Effective and Convenient Approach to the Inservice Preparation of Teachers of Mainstreamed Exceptional Children.
McKinnon, Archie J.
The Mobile Instructional Classroom (MIC) was combined with the concept of distance learning to provide coursework to inservice regular classroom teachers about handicapped students. A review of the literature revealed four factors necessary for assisting the teacher with integration of handicapped students: (1) knowledge about the characteristics of handicapped students, (2) knowledge about P.L. 94-142--the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, (3) knowledge of materials and strategies for teaching handicapped students, and (4) interactions or hands on experiences with handicapped students. The course followed a seven step outline: determine the purpose and objectives of the course and select appropriate course content, determine a test(s) for the course, review the prepared materials and modules in the MIC, develop or revise manuals to guide students in the use of modules in the MIC, develop a study guide to coordinate all aspects of the course, develop a course schedule or "A-Course-at-a-Glance" including dates and time lines, and develop an instructor's guide for the course. The use of computer assisted instruction and audiovisual resources as compiled in the mobile instructional classroom to increase flexibility of course delivery off campus was noted as positive and motivating by both students and instructors. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Bilingual Child (New Orleans, LA, February, 1981, Session W-9).