ERIC Number: ED330183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep-23
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A Multi-Educational Approach to Improving Teacher Skills with Special Needs Preschoolers in Group Settings.
The practicum developed and implemented an inservice teacher education program to improve services to exceptional children in group settings based on a newly developed resource manual, two workshop series, and observation/evaluation of teachers in their classes on a bimonthly basis over a period of 8 months. Eighty-nine preschool teachers completed the program. The most significant changes in behaviors, attitudes, and abilities were with teachers who were initially in the fair to good category. Teachers initially evaluated as poor generally remained in this category. The multi-educational approach provided theoretical information based on research findings, screening tools, specific and information and techniques for the management and care of these children in group situations. The training manual was rated as positive by 84% of the teachers. A group of experts surveyed also evaluated the manual positively. Workshops which involved first instructor demonstrations and then the preschool teacher demonstration of skills were rated positively by 95% of participants. Appendixes include organizational information, the evaluation questionnaires, and comparative studies of referrals. Includes 73 references (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum Report, Nova University. For the related resource manual, see EC 300 156.