ERIC Number: ED210141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Modality Education Project Overview.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Special Education.
In 1980, a consortium composed of Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, and the District of Columbia recommended a Staff Development Program for Modality Education to provide continuous and sequential educational experiences for all migrant children in participating states' schools. (Modality is defined as sensory channels through which individuals receive and retain information.) Project design and implementation will be predicated, for the most part, on improving the knowledge and skills of migrant instructional personnel through in-service training. The program, managed by Virginia, under the auspices of the Supervisor, Title I, ESEA and Migrant Education, will aim to build intra-state and interstate linkages and coordination linkages and coordinative mechanisms to ensure uniformity and continuity of instruction. The project also will collect and distribute relevant modality information. Although program development will consist primarily of developing specific activities and instructional modules, it will also include the selection of training and operational methods/techniques and an evaluation plan. The program will be evaluated for effectiveness as it relates to participants' reaction; learning mastery of principles, knowledge, and skills; and changes in teaching techniques and style resulting from the program. Appendices include an overview report of migrant education, Title I Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (CM)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Modalities, Linking Agents, Migrant Education, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Sequential Approach, Staff Development, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Special Education.