ERIC Number: EJ821595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Training Educators to Address the Needs and Issues of Students with Chronic Illnesses: Examining Their Knowledge, Confidence Levels, and Perceptions
Duggan, Dana D.; Medway, Frederic J.; Bunke, Vicki L.
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v19 n1-2 p149-165 2004
This project involved a school psychologist's efforts to train teachers about chronic illnesses. A two-session training presentation was offered and supplemented by materials in written form and a specially designed Web site with links to additional resources. The training was offered to 91 educators in Georgia, United States. Training focused on prevalence, causes, symptoms (cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral), and educational implications (including tips on how educators should respond to medical crises) for six different chronic illnesses. Training served to increase participants' knowledge about various chronic illnesses and confidence in working with chronically ill students, although perceptions of these students did not become more positive as expected. Implications for school psychologists' practice are presented.
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Chronic Illness, Web Sites, Training, Training Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia