ERIC Number: ED271619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Overview of Special Education. Teacher Training Module #3. Correctional/Special Education Training Project.
Dwiggins, Donna; And Others
This module, which is one in a series of training packages intended to train educators working with handicapped adolescents and young adults in correctional settings, deals with the terminology and issues/concepts of special education. Addressed in the individual sections of the module are the following topics: the distinction between normality and abnormality in statistical, medical, and social terms; different areas of exceptionality; factors that influence schooling in the United States; major problems of the U.S. educational system; the emergence of special and remedial programs in American schools; the significance of major legislation and litigation in the right to education for the handicapped movement; the concepts continuum of services, mainstreaming, and least restrictive environment; and current issues in special and correctional education. The module includes instructional design specifications (module title, competency statement, rationale statement, prerequisites); module objectives; evaluation procedures and criteria, learning activities and alternatives; a content outline; references; handouts; overhead transparency masters; and a training evaluation form. (MN)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Competency Based Education, Correctional Education, Developmental Continuity, Disabilities, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria, Mainstreaming, Postsecondary Education, Prisoners, Program Implementation, Special Education, Teacher Education, Young Adults
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Kentucky Univ., Richmond. Dept. of Correctional Services.
Note: For related documents, see CE 044 730-738.