ERIC Number: ED331203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep-12
Utilizing Individual Inservice Training Packets for Staff Development with Community-Based Instruction for Severely and Profoundly Handicapped Students (K-12).
This practicum was designed to: improve the skills of personnel working with students with severe and/or profound handicaps in junior high school; to improve staff development; and to increase the consistency of services offered in a community-based instruction program for K-12. A needs assessment survey of 10 staff members determined the level of understanding of techniques used in the community-based instruction program, and five techniques were selected for training. The five techniques were: discrepancy analysis; ecological inventory; in-house functional activities; partial participation; and systematic teaching. In-service training packets were designed to cover each technique. Each packet contained at least a pre/post-test, an article to present the technique's rationale, material to perform task analysis of each technique, and a list of things to remember. Two packets included a videotape recording. It was concluded that techniques needed for staff development could be identified by a needs survey, and the techniques identified could be self-taught through the use of well-designed individual packets. The packets were used effectively with different levels of staff, including paraprofessionals, teachers, and coordinators. The needs assessment instrument is included in an appendix. (26 references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Elementary Secondary Education, Independent Study, Individual Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Junior High Schools, Knowledge Level, Learning Modules, Needs Assessment, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Severe Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Training
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.