ERIC Number: ED461968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
"The Inclusion Facilitator Training Program": Personnel Preparation To Serve Children with Low-Incidence Disabilities. Final Report.
Jorgensen, Cheryl M.
This final report describes the activities and accomplishments of the "Inclusion Facilitator Training Program," a 3-year, federally funded project of the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. The project was designed to train special education teachers (either currently practicing or graduate students) in current best practices related to the inclusion of students with significant disabilities in general education classrooms. The program's three biggest accomplishments are reported as: (1) training of 20 new Inclusion Facilitators for New Hampshire; (2) establishment of the program as an approved alternative route to teacher certification in mental retardation; and (3) establishment of the program as a permanent option within the Education Department at the University of New Hampshire. Specific accomplishments are reported for each major objective. Objective 1 involved development and refinement of 8 courses (23 credits) reflecting best practices in the education of students with low-incidence disabilities. Objective 2 focused on recruitment and enrollment of 22 trainees and program completion by 18 trainees. Objective 3 involved linking trainees with public school programs and development of performance-based assignments. Objective 4 addressed the collaborative development of a new "intensive special needs" certification endorsement. Objective 5 involved program evaluation. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Education Courses, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Inclusive Schools, Program Development, Severity (of Disability), Special Education Teachers, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability, 7 Leavitt Lane, Suite 101, Durham, NH 03824. Tel: 603-862-4678.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Inst. on Disability.