ERIC Number: ED232531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Increased and Improved Relationships Between the Developmental Disabilities System and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Final Report.
Alabama Center for Higher Education, Birmingham.
A training program to promote links between the developmental disabilities system and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is described. Objectives were to promote service delivery and the professional development of minorities in the developmental disabilities field. Three regional workshops in Alabama, Texas, and Virginia were attended by faculty from more than half of the nation's HBCUs (covering 16 states). The mini-team training model was developed and used by faculty. In addition to 15 hours of intensive preservice interdisciplinary training, faculty participants were provided with a training and resource guide for curriculum improvement. Curriculum enhancement strategies covered in the training included the following: change in course content/emphasis, development of new courses, interdisciplinary course teaching, field trips to developmental disabilities service sites, field placement and internships, and guest lectures. In addition, participants were acquainted with some institutional cooperative mechanisms to enable HBCUs to develop course content and training programs in the field of developmental disabilities. In addition to presenting keynote addresses of the three workshops and information on the proceedings, workshop evaluations and outcomes are examined, and recommendations are offered. (SW)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Teachers, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Developmental Disabilities, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Models, Program Development, Regional Cooperation, Special Education, Teacher Workshops, Team Training
Alabama Center for Higher Education, 2121 Eighth Avenue, N., Suite 1520, Birmingham, AL 35203.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alabama Center for Higher Education, Birmingham.