ERIC Number: ED369198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Training and Resource Center (SETRC) 1992-93. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
The Special Education Training and Resource Center (SETRC) of the New York City Board of Education organizes professional development workshops on special education issues and operates seven Resource Center libraries that provide materials and technical assistance to enhance student services. Interviews conducted with school administrators concerning SETRC training activities revealed that respondents were pleased with the quality and availability of the training and the majority felt that SETRC had met the needs of their districts. Workshop participants, as well as evaluators, rated the workshops as clear, concise, well-organized, and interactive. Users' perceptions of the Resource Center libraries were also positive. The SETRC provided 12,790 training hours during the 1992-93 school year. It did not meet its mandate of 17,000 hours, due in part to the difficulty in hiring enough qualified bilingual trainers and constraints on providing clinical training. Recommendations for program improvement are offered. Appendices provide evaluative data resulting from the study. (JDD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Libraries, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Resource Centers, Special Education, Staff Development, Technical Assistance, Workshops
Student Progress Evaluation 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.