ERIC Number: ED286333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jul-7
Reference Count: N/A
I'M SPECIAL Network. Final Report. National Dissemination Model for the I'M SPECIAL Program of Physical Education for the Handicapped, 1983-1986.
Bowers, Louis; Klesius, Stephen E.
This final report summarizes the activities of the I'M SPECIAL Program of Physical Education for the Handicapped. The 3-year project was designed to provide leadership training for physical education and special education university professors and state and local education agency personnel in the effective use of the I'M SPECIAL Instructional Modules as part of preservice or inservice education programs for teachers responsible for conducting physical education programs for handicapped students. In five regional seminars, 245 educators representing 46 state or other educational agencies were trained. Dissemination of the I'M SPECIAL Instructional Modules, a series of 15 color-sound videotapes and print materials concerning physical education for handicapped elementary students, was a second goal of the project. A total of 232 sets were distributed or reproduced. State plans were also developed for the coordinated delivery of preservice and inservice training experiences for teachers of physical education for handicapped students. The report describes results of participant evaluations and documents total number of viewings of the modules since 1984. Among six recommendations which conclude the report is one urging the establishment of a Center for Research and Education in Physical Education for Handicapped Students. The bulk of the document consists of seven appendixes including the I'M SPECIAL Network description and cover letter, a list of the Northeast Regional Seminar participants, evaluation form, letters of commendation, state workshop descriptions and agendas, and six issues of Network News, the newsletter of the I'M SPECIAL Network. (JW)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Models, Physical Activities, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Training, School Districts, State Departments of Education, Teacher Improvement, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Dept. of Physical Education.