ERIC Number: ED259509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Interdisciplinary Team Training: A National Survey of Special Education Teacher Training Programs.
A survey was conducted nationally to determine the number of colleges and universities involved in team training and the manner in which training is provided. Results indicated that 48% of the 360 responding institutions do not offer team training. Of those programs with team training, the majority infuse the training components into existing courses/practica. Among other findings were that the majority of institutions which provide interdisciplinary training require team training of special education majors; that team training components follow closely to team operations found in school settings; and that very little inservice team training is given by special education teacher trainers. Recommendations are made, including that interdisciplinary team training should be made available to all student trainees in the appropriate career areas, regardless of major. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, National Surveys, Professional Education, Teacher Education, Teamwork
Dissemin/Action Products Center, 9618 Percussion Way, Vienna, VA 22180 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Dissemin/Action Products Center, Vienna, VA.
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