ERIC Number: ED262212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Assessing and Meeting Training Needs of Regular Vocational Teachers of the Handicapped. Final Report 1983-84.
Educational Information and Resource Center, Sewell, NJ.
A project determined the educational and training needs of vocational teachers who teach handicapped children in area vocational schools. In addition, a series of inservice sessions predicated on the needs assessment results was provided. Finally, through pretesting and posttesting, the project measured attitudes of these teachers toward the disabled. Eighty vocational teachers from four area vocational-technical schools participated. Results on the priority needs areas called for more pupil information and pertinent didactic materials and strategies to be delivered by resource personnel, in-person, and/or through courses, seminars, workshops, or school visitations. Teacher attitudes improved with training, increasing an average of 5 points (74 to 79); the range of increase for four schools was 2 to 10.5 points. It appeared that the combination of needs assessments and preferred training activities is sufficient to engender teacher attitude improvement, at least with vocational teachers in area vocational-technical schools. (Appendixes include treatment references and treatment handouts.) (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Educational Information and Resource Center, Sewell, NJ.