ERIC Number: ED222469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Inservice Training Program for Regular and Resource Teachers.
Knight, Octavia B.; And Others
An inservice program was designed to train regular classroom and resource teachers to use appropriate intervention and instructional strategies. Objectives for the two-semester, participation-based training program included increasing teachers' competence in the administration of a Resource Room Program, which would provide direct services to children with learning problems. To ensure that knowledge and competencies acquired during the inservice program would be properly and continuously applied, attention was given to strategies and techniques for changing the attitudes of regular and resource teachers. Topics covered in the training modules developed for the program included: (1) humanizing the teaching process; (2) inservice training: the personalized approach to instruction; (3) strategies for changing teacher attitudes; (4) the role and function of the resource teacher; (5) assessment and skill training of inservice teachers; (6) selection and evaluation of materials for a resource room; (7) individual education plans; (8) teaching styles and the learning process; (9) teaching values clarification; (10) utilizing paraprofessionals to enhance learning; (11) instructional procedures and classroom management; (12) involving parents in the learning process; and (13) enhancing cognitive skills through effective communication. In this report, program objectives and competencies to be acquired by participants are listed. Information is supplied on the program's impact, facilities for the inservice, cooperating agencies and personnel, and selection of participants. A schedule of training sessions, a list of participants, and profiles of project staff are also provided. The appendix presents module outlines that include statements of learning objectives, descriptions of activities, and references. (JD)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Modules, Learning Problems, Mainstreaming, Program Development, Resource Room Programs, Resource Teachers, Special Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Dr. Cecelia Steppe-Jones, Director of Special Education, P. O. Box l9746, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC 27707 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Central Univ., Durham.