ERIC Number: ED246585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teachers of the Behaviorally Disordered: Discrepancies between Training and Perceived Needs.
Russell, Steven C.; Williams, Ellen U.
To determine discrepancies between teacher training for behavioral disorders and the actual competencies needed by practicing teachers of severely behaviorally handicapped (SBH) students, 167 public school administrators, regular educators, special education teachers and supervisors, and university teacher educators responded to a three-part questionnaire. Results indicated that all 27 competencies examined were deemed important to SBH teachers to possess, while several of these competencies, such as assessment, interactional programing, facilitation of students' social skills, assistance for students with medical problems, communication skills for parent/professional interaction, and the ability to mainstream students, may need additional emphasis in training. Ss also indicated that SBH teacher training and certification should be separate from the program for learning disabilities. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bowling Green State Univ., OH. Graduate School.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).