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ERIC Number: ED316991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Safety Orientation and Training for Teacher Aides in Special Education Classes. Evaluation Report.
Gittman, Elizabeth
This project sought to reduce incidence of on-the-job accidents by providing safety-related materials and training to teacher aides in special education classrooms. The project produced a 15-minute training videotape as well as written instructional materials from which a safety training handbook was compiled. Following preliminary assessments, the videotape and training materials were field-tested with a total of 160 special education teacher aides in a series of three 10-hour workshops. The handbook developed through the project addressed classroom management skills and provided information for effective management of daily classroom and crisis situations. To assess the effectiveness of the training after program implementation, figures were gathered on accident frequency throughout the Nassau Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES), measured in terms of days lost from work. Results found that accidents among special education personnel tended to be more frequent and severe than those in other BOCES divisions. Accident frequencies were found to have decreased somewhat following training. Results of the field testing are detailed in 3 figures and 16 tables. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: New York State Dept. of Labor, Albany.
Authoring Institution: Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.