ERIC Number: ED299740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
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Meeting Transition Needs of the Mildly Handicapped in Rural Areas: Personnel and Program Development.
The Rural Transition Teacher Preparation Project was designed to train rural special educators to be clinical instructors for the University of Utah's Department of Special Education. These trained educators then serve as delivery agents of courses designed to improve transition services to mildly and moderately handicapped students in rural areas. Each clinical instructor receives on-campus training and practical experience in the area of secondary transition services. They are then able to train rural junior and senior high school teachers in methods to improve transition programming, including curriculum, instruction, assessment, and use of community agencies. The transition training model's instructional foundation is based on seven steps: (1) determining the need for the skills, (2) determining student strengths and weaknesses, (3) motivating the student to learn, (4) modeling and rehearsing the skill, (5) providing guided practice, (6) arranging practical practice, and (7) monitoring generalization. (A job skills checklist is included.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Alternative Futures for Rural Special Education. Proceedings of the Annual ACRES (American Council on Rural Special Education) National Rural Special Education Conference; see EC 211 005.