ERIC Number: ED543729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1955
Reference Count: 0
Directors and Supervisors of Special Education in Local School Systems: A Report Based on the Findings from the Study, "Qualification and Preparation of Teachers of Exceptional Children." Bulletin, 1955, No. 13
Mackie, Romaine P.; Engel, Anna M.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
This bulletin is one of a series reporting on the nation-wide study, "Qualification and Preparation of Teachers of Exceptional Children," which since 1952 has been one of the major projects of the Office of Education. Reported herein are the findings from the study which have bearing on the professional competence of directors and supervisors of special education in local school systems. Specifically, it includes: (1) background information on the local special education personnel who participated in the study; (2) opinions on competencies needed by directors and supervisors of such programs, as seen by the local personnel themselves, and by a committee of experts; (3) the background of education and experience thought to contribute to proficiency; (4) personality characteristics which teachers would like their directors and supervisors to have, and the services they expect from them; and (5) a summary with implications for future planning. The following are appended: (1) Plan and procedures used in the study, qualification and preparation of teachers of exceptional children; (2) Information about the special educators participating in the study; (3) Supplementary information on functions performed by participating directors and supervisors; (4) Statistical procedures; (5) Tabular analysis of teacher comments; and (6) Excerpts from inquiry forms used. (Contains 4 tables, 6 graphs, and 17 footnotes.) [This bulletin was written in collaboration with Richard S. Dabney, Joseph J. Endres, Herman R. Goldberg, Christine P. Ingram, and Elizabeth M. Kelly. Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Special Education, Administrator Qualifications, Supervisor Qualifications, Academically Gifted, Background, Administrator Characteristics, Minimum Competencies, Educational Needs, Efficiency, Prior Learning, Personality Traits, Teacher Attitudes, Strategic Planning, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Skill Analysis, Professional Development
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)