ERIC Number: ED422790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Including General and Special Education: Initiatives of One Small Historically Black College.
Dice, Marvin L.; Diederich, Ronald; Gammon, Nancy W.; Schultze, Betty; Starr, Robert
This paper describes initial activities to revise the existing preservice teacher education curriculum to accommodate inclusion of students with disabilities and to improve collaboration between regular and special educators at Harris Stowe State College (Missouri), an historically black college. The identification of institutional and attitudinal barriers led to an institute and retreat attended by 10 regular and special education faculty. Additionally, a module about inclusion was developed and presented to students (n=20) enrolled in one section of the Foundations of Education class. The module involved viewing two video tapes and an in-class workshop given by a local school district inclusion facilitator. The Inclusion Knowledge and Self-Report Inventory was administered to both faculty and students before and after these activities were conducted. Findings indicated that even prior to the activities both students and faculty possessed a high degree of knowledge about inclusion, as well as having favorable attitudes toward inclusion. Additionally, feedback from both faculty and students identified specific aspects of inclusion in which they desired more training. (Contains 13 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inclusive Schools, Knowledge Level, Preservice Teacher Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education, State Colleges, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Education Curriculum
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
Authoring Institution: Harris-Stowe State Coll., St. Louis, MO. Teacher Education Dept.