ERIC Number: ED479977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-30
Reference Count: N/A
Training Haitian Teachers for Early Childhood Special Education/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Master's Degree. Final Report.
Rothlein, Liz; Hughes, Marie Tejero
This final report describes the activities and outcomes of a federally funded program designed to improve the quality of personnel preparation in the State of Florida and in the nation. The project supported students of Haitian background to participate in a master's degree program aimed at preparing highly skilled teachers of young children with disabilities, many of whom may come from homes where English is not the only language. While a portion of the coursework focused on infants and toddlers ages birth through 2, the major focus was to prepare personnel to work with children with disabilities ages 3 through 5. This interdisciplinary program consisted of specialized courses in early childhood special education (ECSE), specialized courses in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), and supervised practicums in schools and centers serving young children with disabilities (birth to five) and their families. Evaluation results describing the strengths and weaknesses of the program and recommendations for improvement are included. (SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL. School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Haiti