ERIC Number: ED340173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May-6
Designing a Staff Development Plan To Improve Instructional Practices in a Preschool Special Education Program.
This practicum attempted to provide five teachers in a preschool special education program with improved strategies for systematic and consistent instructional planning. The objectives included improvement of classroom environments, improved planning for small and large group interactions, and development of methods of individualizing instruction. Practicum implementation included 12 weekly inservice sessions followed by 12 weeks of classroom implementation. The unit topic approach was utilized in working toward the objectives. The evaluation was accomplished by using checklists for each objective, from teacher feedback, parent comments, and review of lesson plans. The evaluation indicated that classroom environments and planning/teaching strategies improved. Appended are a survey of instructional activities, a preschool teacher observation log sheet, observation checklists for classroom environments, a statement of the school's educational philosophy, a calendar with preschool unit ideas, a sample monthly bulletin, a list of concepts preschoolers should know, a sample outline for unit planning, an individual goal chart, sample lesson plans, a form for recording preschool parent contacts, and a family service questionnaire. Includes 39 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.