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ERIC Number: ED367751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Pages: 83
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Training Teachers of Children in Poverty about the Specific Health and Human Services Offered to the Students in Their Classrooms.
Haberman, Martin; Delgadillo, Linda
The findings of two studies conducted with resident teachers participating in alternative teacher certification programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are reported in three reports; a summary and two study reports. The role of the teacher in diagnosing the physical and learning disabilities of students is not clearly identified, but providing teachers with information about how to identify disabilities is an important and necessary element in teacher training. The feasibility of training teachers to become more knowledgeable about the range of services offered their students was studied and the effects on teacher practice and student learning were observed. Fifteen teachers in the first study were finishing their first year of teaching, and 19 in the second study were just beginning teacher training. In both studies, teachers learned of the multitude of services, agencies, professionals, and procedures available to their students. Teachers who became more knowledgeable about these things became more sensitive and were more willing to use these agencies to help students. Teachers can be trained as interprofessionals to look beyond the classroom to the rest of the child's environment, and the result is improved teaching and learning. (Contains 5 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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