ERIC Number: ED250864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Class Visits of Supervisor/Diagnosticians: Special Education Survey Results, Fall 1982.
A survey was undertaken to examine the roles of supervisor/diagnosticians in the Fort Worth Independent School District Special Education program. Special education classroom teachers were surveyed about time spent in the classrooms by supervisor/diagnosticians, objectives and effects of these visits, and teachers' perceptions of these visits. Analysis of survey responses revealed variation between the teachers' and supervisor/diagnosticians' estimates of number of visits made, length of visits, and number of visits requested by teachers. The estimates of supervisor/diagnosticians were lower on the average than teachers' estimates except for length of visit estimates. Only 16-36% of the visits were followed by sit-down conferences. Objectives of the two groups for the visits were similar, except that teachers indicated a much lower priority for the evaluation function of the supervisor/diagnostician. Teachers were largely positive regarding the effects of the visits. Recommendations were made for an adequate system of recording visits and a clear, detailed definition of the role of the supervisor/diagnostician. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fort Worth Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.