ERIC Number: ED302050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Training and Resource Center Program (SETRC): 1986-1987 End of Year Report and Summary. OEA Evaluation Report.
Miller, Ronald C.; And Others
The Special Education Training and Resource Center Program (SETRC) provided training to elementary and secondary school personnel, paraprofessionals, and parents, with the major goal of helping teachers provide quality instruction and augment student learning. Training for elementary/secondary school personnel focused on effective instructional methods for handicapped students in the communication arts curriculum. Training for high school teachers dealt with content and instructional methodology for teaching general education curriculum to special education students. Training for paraprofessionals focused on delineating their role in the classroom. General education administrators/teachers received training in the needs of special education students. Training also provided parents with information about the special education system and about methods for supporting their children's educational and psychological development. Other training efforts focused on special education teachers working with limited English-proficient students, and parents and teachers of preschool children. The program, a project of the New York City Board of Education, was evaluated to determine the extent and quality of SETRC training. This report describes the evaluation methodology, qualitative and quantitative findings, and conclusions and recommendations based upon evaluation results. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Limited English Speaking, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Education, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Resource Centers, Special Education, Teaching Methods, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
Note: Prepared by the Special Education Evaluation Unit.