ERIC Number: ED346622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
The Content Mastery Program: Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Exemplary Programs.
The challenge of providing appropriate education to learning-disabled students in the least restrictive environment led to creation of the Content Mastery Program. The program enables learning-disabled students to receive all major instruction in mainstream classrooms, through the cooperative effort of the classroom teacher and the special education teacher, referred to as a content mastery teacher. The program encourages student self-reliance and self-direction as students begin to take charge of their own learning. The content mastery teacher provides tutoring, drill, and alternative teaching methods for students on an "as needed" basis. Services provided by the Content Mastery Center include modified materials, study groups, monitoring student progress, and test-taking skills, study skills. The content mastery teacher plans with the regular classroom teacher to assure common learning goals, objectives, and content for each child. Supervision and training for the Content Mastery Program are provided by a special education support staff coordinator who offers guidance to both content mastery and classroom teachers. (JDD)
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Mastery Learning, Resource Centers, Special Education Teachers, Special Programs, Teachers, Teamwork, Tutorial Programs
Texas Education Agency, Publications Distribution, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1494 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Exemplary Programs.
Note: Part 5 of the six-part REACH (Realistic Educational Achievement Can Happen), Vol. II, Exemplary Program Practices Series.