ERIC Number: ED322670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Competencies of Postsecondary Education Personnel Serving Students with Learning Disabilities. Special Education Center Publication Series, Document Number LDC14.
Norlander, Kay A.; And Others
This paper presents the results of a survey designed to identify the needed competencies of both administrative and direct service personnel in directing and implementing postsecondary support programs for students with learning disabilities. The survey was completed by 299 personnel from institutions of higher learning purported to serve students with learning disabilities. Respondents were requested to rate present and desired levels of competence for both administrative personnel and learning specialists. Fifty-nine competencies were grouped into the following categories: assessment skills, affective interventions, cognitive interventions, instructional skills, counseling/consultation skills, management/leadership skills, and research skills. Competency areas perceived as"most desired" by learning specialists were assessment skills, cognitive interventions, and instructional skills, while administrative personnel rated management/leadership skills as most desired. Personnel currently functioning in the role of the learning disability specialist indicated the need for further training on 17 individual items. Both learning disability specialists and administrative personnel requested more knowledge of assessment and of high school special education programs and personnel. The results are intended to provide educational institutions that prepare postsecondary special services personnel with direction for program development and instruction. Includes 26 references. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. School of Education.