ERIC Number: ED406763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Training Personnel for the Education of Individuals with Disabilities. Final Report.
Neveldine, Thomas B.
A 4-year (1991-1994) project in New York State attempted to enhance the skills of regular and special education teachers and administrators working with students who have emotional disturbances and increase the quality of educational options statewide for this population. A 3-day training program which focused on assessment techniques, instructional practices, and behavior management strategies was delivered over a 3-year period to more than 7,000 individuals, including administrators, teachers, agency personnel, and parents. An intensive 7-day workshop on advanced behavior management was conducted for 50 educators. The project increased the numbers of teachers certified to work with students with emotional disabilities and increased the skills of newly certified teachers through expansion of preservice programs at the State University College at Buffalo and Nazareth College in Rochester. Fourteen model programs were selected, showcased in statewide symposia, and replicated in 20 school districts. Six school districts conducted comprehensive studies on outcomes for students with emotional disabilities in the areas of presence, accomplishment, contribution, and satisfaction. Most of this final report consists of the following appendices: an overview of the 3-day workshop, one-page summaries of the model programs and a list of replication sites, summaries of proposed outcome evaluation studies, and summaries of preservice activities at the two colleges. (DB)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Outcomes of Education, Preservice Teacher Education, School Districts, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Certification, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching Skills, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities.
Identifiers - Location: New York