ERIC Number: ED290288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug-24
Reference Count: N/A
Mainstreaming and Teacher Competency: Some Concerns about the Adequacy of Teacher Training.
Adams, Paul R.; And Others
The paper is a product of the 3-year project, "Functional Mainstreaming for Success," designed to develop a model for instructional mainstreaming of handicapped children (3-6 years old) in community settings. Evidence is presented of major competency deficiencies in both the pre-service and inservice training of regular teachers being asked to mainstream handicapped students. Evidence of inadequate teacher training programs comes from teacher surveys, examination of State Education Agency requirements, and the literature on revision of teacher training programs. Suggestions for closing the competency gap include: preliminary steps (e.g., recognizing the extent of change needed), reformulating preservice training, and upgrading inservice training. Also listed are 15 systemic changes needed if mainstreaming is to be successful. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Striefel, Sebastian and Others; Grouping Handicapped and Non-Handicapped Children in Mainstream Settings. The Functional Mainstreaming for Success (FMS) Project. Final Report-Part 3; see EC 201 748.