ERIC Number: ED248673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of an Effective Program of Inservice Education for Dormitory Counselors in Residential Schools for the Deaf: A Survey of Superintendents' Perceptions.
Fryer, Angela Crowe
A survey of superintendents of residential schools for the deaf in the United States sought to evaluate perceptions of appropriate goals and planning procedures for effective inservice programs for dormitory counselors. Among other findings, superintendents placed a high value on the use of inservice education to help counselors learn techniques for teaching social and career adjustment skills; they placed a relatively low value on the use of such programs for helping counselors qualify for or upgrade certification, improve their understanding of common disabilities, learn techniques for teaching self-care skills, or plan and supervise recreational activities. Recommendations, based on survey findings and a review of the literature, included, among others, (1) that well-planned, well-integrated inservice education programs should be provided for dormitory counselors; (2) that appropriate paraprofessional salaries and opportunities for career growth should be provided; and (3) that superintendents should recognize and begin to tap the potential of dormitory counselors for contributing to the education and development of deaf students, particularly in the area of speech and language development. (JW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Tennessee.