ERIC Number: ED369194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
State Incentive Grant District 75/Citywide Special Education. Staff Development Program (SIG) 1992-93. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
The goal of the New York City Board of Education's State Incentive Grant (SIG) program in District 75/Citywide special education was to improve the knowledge levels and competencies of special education teachers, paraprofessionals, and related service providers by offering a variety of training options for all eligible personnel serving in District 75 programs. This evaluation of the program focuses on two aspects: Power of Choice (a school-wide responsibility management system to increase students' social skills) and Anger Control (a cognitive behavioral approach to dealing with difficult students). Based on interviews with teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators at four sites where Power of Choice methods were being implemented, evaluators found the program to be successful in achieving its goals. School staff reported the "point" system and the "time out" system to be particularly effective with students. Based on observation of an all-day training session on Anger Control and on follow-up surveys of the participants, evaluators found this component of the program also to be successful. School staff reported particular success with averting potentially problematic situations, and reported that their own behavior had been modified by Anger Control training. Recommendations for program changes conclude the report. Appendixes contain program descriptions and statistical data. (JDD)
Descriptors: Anger, Behavior Modification, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Incentive Grants, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Self Control, Staff Development, State Aid, Student Responsibility, Workshops
Student Progress Unit, 110 Livingston, St., Room 734, Brooklyn NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.