ERIC Number: ED205476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Dean's Grant: First Year Report and Evaluation. Volume III.
Clark, Elmer J.; And Others
This report contains an evaluation of the first year of the Dean's Grant Project at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. The objective of the project was to prepare regular classroom teachers for working in a mainstreamed environment. Three curriculum areas were identified for the incorporation of concepts and methods concerning the teaching of handicapped children: (1) the general techniques and procedures course; (2) the general educational psychology course in learning and development; and (3) the history/philosophy of education course. These courses were selected because all undergraduate students in the College of Education are required to take them. In preparation for this training program, bibliographies and lists of outside support agencies, instructional materials, and diagnostic tools had been developed. This report reviews goals, objectives, and activities and describes the evaluation methodology used. Results are presented of surveys of the University faculty personnel and participating students. In general, materials developed for the course were reviewed favorably and were credited for the positive attitudes expressed by students and teacher educators. Tables present findings on pre-post tests, and a summary of faculty and student receptivity is included. Samples of the evaluation instruments are appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Coll. of Education.