ERIC Number: ED367084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-9
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Improving Legal Literacy for Secondary Level Students with Disabilities through Teacher Training Using the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Routier, Wanda J.
This practicum was designed to develop a national teacher training model giving special education professionals at eight sites the background, understanding, materials, and support necessary to teach secondary students with disabilities about their rights, responsibilities, and opportunities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Teachers participated in two national training conferences, taught an ADA curriculum specifically written for students with disabilities, and developed future classroom plans. Implementation of the practicum involved conducting the training, writing an implementation guide for the training model, writing the ADA curriculum, conducting site visits, developing the ADA Clearinghouse and Teacher Resource Center, compiling an ADA resource packet, and assisting teachers with overall guidance. Analysis of program evaluation data revealed that teachers increased their ADA knowledge as a result of the training model. A comparison of students' pretest and posttest scores showed increased knowledge about the law and the ADA after students (n=53) participated in the law-related instructional program. An appendix contains a 90-page training model implementation guide, with information and resource documents on planning training, training components, teacher training, student instruction, and program evaluation. The implementation guide provides a conference checklist, student questionnaire, teacher questionnaire, student portfolio criteria, and many other resource materials. (Contains 34 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990