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ERIC Number: ED261833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Preservice Training of Senior Citizens as Special Education Volunteers.
Lyon, Philip E.; And Others
A proposed 3-year project in Albany, New York will train 90 senior citizen volunteers to work in rural special education classrooms and with handicapped children and their parents in the children's homes. The project goal is the creation of a network of training systems and personnel to assist schools in improving special education services. Volunteers will attend a 10-week training session of 30 instructional hours and will have a practicum of 30 hours in a special education classroom and in children's homes. Volunteers will receive credit in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Selected volunteers will receive additional training as trainers for new volunteers. Benefits to participating schools and children will include help in complying with P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act), increased staff-to-student ratio, more individual attention, consistency of training between school and home, and assistance to teachers. Benefits to volunteers and the community will include civic contributions for public education, increased awareness and understanding of handicapped populations, and community involvement in planning and delivery of services to the handicapped. (LFL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (Albany)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act