ERIC Number: ED234046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Preparation in Small Colleges: Regular Educators and the Education of Handicapped Children.
Rosen, Sylvia, Ed.; And Others
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) surveyed its member small institutions on the status of their programs for preparing teachers for working with handicapped students. Each chapter in this report on the survey is written by different educators from various small colleges in the United States. Chapter 1, "Coping with Limited Resources" (Norene F. Daly), discusses difficulties that small colleges face in responding to changes such as those required by Public Law 94-142. The second chapter, "Revising the Teacher Education Curriculum: Models of Change" (Ann C. Shelly and Randolph J. Schenkat), outlines several processes that small colleges can follow in curricular revision and describes the experiences of three institutions. Chapter 3 discusses"Maximizing Resource-Sharing Opportunities" (Lesley A. Wheatley) and shows how to select resources carefully. "The Small College Setting: Creative Responses to Common Cries for Help" (Carol R. Sivage) is the topic of chapter 4, which relates the successful strategies that specific small colleges have employed to cope with limited resources. Chapter 5, "Grantsmanship--Small Can be Beautiful" (Alfred Schwartz), contains practical advice for small college faculty members who do not have the services of development offices to track down money to fund special projects. (JMK)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Faculty Development, Financial Support, Grants, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Program Development, Small Colleges, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.