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ERIC Number: ED243851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-30
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Communication between Special and Regular Educators.
Panko, Jessie Symington; And Others
A study examined communication between special educators and the regular classroom teachers to whom they mainstream students. Respondents to a survey questionnaire included 34 special education teachers employed by a special education cooperative, 25 special educators employed by individual school districts, and 84 regular classroom teachers. The extent of communication which took place in four areas was examined: (1) communication and consultation; (2) demonstration of materials, techniques, and teaching methods for exceptional children; (3) development of goals and instructional objectives; and (4) provision of inservice training by special educators for regular classroom teachers. Responses to the questionnaires indicated: (1) Special educators employed by the school districts were more actively sharing material with regular educators on a more regular basis than those employed by the cooperative, but regular teachers' perceptions of sharing were at a much lower level; (2) District special educators reported being more involved than cooperative educators in discussions of techniques and teaching methods, but once again, regular classroom teachers reported less involvement with all special educators; (3) Regular classroom teachers reported less attendance to objective-setting meetings than did the special educators; and (4) The majority of both regular classroom educators and special educators responded negatively concerning the presentation of formal inservice training. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (64th, New Orleans, LA, January 28-February 1, 1984).