ERIC Number: ED427492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-5
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From Research to Practice: Training Teachers To Serve Low-Incidence Populations.
Engleman, Melissa D.
This paper describes a project in North Carolina which has prepared more than 45 qualified individuals to serve students with low-incidence disabilities over the last five years. An additional 75 persons are currently scholars in the training program, and it is anticipated that more than 120 persons will complete the program by June of 2000. This paper describes the project's beginnings and the unique features of the program which came directly out of local and regional needs. The Training Challenge-North Carolina Project (TRAC-NC1) began by selecting four model school sites where intensive in-service training was given. Teachers and aides at the sites were given different resources, including materials, on-site training, course, technical assistance, and travel to conferences. A recruiting strategy was put into place that would attract students who were already working in schools but were uncertified or under certified. These students received full tuition stipends throughout a masters degree program in special education. Of the 45 stipend recipients who completed the program, at least 42 are currently serving students with low-incidence disabilities. The use of distance learning strategies during training is discussed. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina