ERIC Number: ED300931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan-2
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Collaborative Efforts of Service Delivery Agencies, Colleges, and Universities.
Kowalski, Gabrielle; Ghazi, Mani
The paper describes a collaborative program between a private non-profit agency providing services to the retarded and a local college in which a college faculty member used his sabbatical to provide training and clinical support to agency staff. A needs assessment of the 12 teachers and 24 teaching assistants involved resulted in identifying the following content of the inservice presentations: behavior management, behavioral objectives, normal child growth and development, retarded development, curriculum development and models, evaluation of students, learning theories, teaching techniques, working with parents and related professionals, and the role of play. The inservice program included a mixture of lectures, discussion, role playing, and self-instruction. Classroom visits by the visiting faculty member provided ongoing support. The program's benefits for the agency included improved staff competence and, for the faculty member, hands-on experience in applied settings. Guidelines for establishing such collaborative programs are offered covering funding sources, the job description of the faculty member, and ongoing needs assessment. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Retardation (112th, Washington, DC, May 29-June 2, 1988).