ERIC Number: ED398688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun-30
THe Case Method of Instruction (CMI) Project. Final Report.
McWilliam, P. J.; And Others
This final report describes the Case Method of Instruction (CMI) Project, a project to develop, field test, and disseminate training materials to facilitate the use of the Case Method of Instruction by inservice and preservice instructors in developmental disabilities. CMI project activities focused on developing a collection of case stories and related training activities and materials for instructors in case method instructional strategies. The benefits of CMI are identified, including: an emphasis on problem-solving, use of real-life situations, and active student participation. The 23 case stories developed address three major areas of training: working with families, interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration, and child-level interventions. Instructional materials for the case studies include role plays, discussion questions, small group activities, team simulations, and written assignments. Field tests indicated the case studies and training materials were perceived to be of high quality and useful. Application of CMI in a preservice graduate course on families indicated students demonstrated a significant increase on measures of family-centeredness as a result of the course. Individual sections of the report address the project's goals and objectives, conceptual framework, logistical difficulties and departures from original plans, evaluation findings, impact, and future activities. Appendices include a field-test review form, a CMI survey form, and reviewers' comments. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Developmental Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Intervention, Preschool Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Program Development, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.
Note: For a related document, see EC 304 997.