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ERIC Number: ED271619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 128
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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.