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ERIC Number: ED406122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Professional Development in Rural Schools: Project Success: School-University Consortium Collaboratively Enabling Success for All Students.
House, Debbie; And Others
Project SUCCESS (School-University Consortium Collaboratively Enabling Success for All Students) was an effort of Oklahoma State University and four nearby rural school districts to develop and deliver a graduate course on instructional competencies needed in the inclusive classroom. The goal of the project was to offer opportunities for teachers to work together to share expertise and construct meaningful experiences for professional development. The collaboration encompassed preservice and practicing teachers in both special and regular education at all educational levels. A needs assessment conducted among instructional staff in the four rural school districts collected 80 of a potential 400 responses. Teachers provided perspectives on quality teacher preparation, especially student teaching experiences, and rank ordered personal concerns regarding curriculum and supervision issues in the inclusive classroom. Responses were used to design a three-credit professional development course offered to university and public school faculties, student teachers, and parents. The course included 16 topical sessions with suggestions for classroom applications. Course sessions have been offered at various school sites, but attendance has been consistently lower than expected. Included are a summary of Project SUCCESS goals and objectives and the needs assessment statements and responses. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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