ERIC Number: ED255485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Problem Solving Teams in California: Appropriate Responses by School Site Staff to Students Who Are Difficult to Teach and Manage.
California Univ., Santa Barbara. Graduate School of Education.
The Problem Solving Team (PST) is a school-based group that provides consultation and follow-up assistance to insure proper placement of students in school site programs and to help decrease the number of inappropriate referrals to special education and other programs. A PST Project identified and analyzed the characteristics of successful PSTs in order to develop and field validate a package of training materials to be used in developing, or further enhancing, problem solving team groups and procedures. The project's three phases were: (1) development and pilot examination of survey instruments, surveys of selected districts and local school sites, and analysis of results to determine selection criteria for case studies of successful PSTs; (2) in-depth surveys of teachers' attitudes and intensive interviews with principals at the selected school sites; and (3) validation processes for training (or retraining) procedures which could be used to establish successful PSTs. Appendices include the instruments used in the study and a copy of the School Site Staff Self-Training Guide which was developed by the Project. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Barbara. Graduate School of Education.