ERIC Number: EJ1106217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Evaluating a Special Education Training Programme in Nicaragua
Delkamiller, Julie; Swain, Kristine D.; Ritzman, Mitzi J.; Leader-Janssen, Elizabeth M.
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v63 n3 p322-333 2016
This study examined a two-year special education and inclusive practices in-service training programme with a university in Nicaragua. Participants included 14 teachers from nine schools in Nicaragua. Participants' knowledge of special education concepts were evaluated as part of assessing the training modules. In addition, programme evaluation information were collected. Results from the knowledge pre- and post-test indicated that participants made significant gains in their special education knowledge and the module evaluation forms indicate participants were highly satisfied with the project. Recommendations for planning and implementing a future training programme are also provided.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, College Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Concept Teaching, Pretests Posttests, Achievement Gains, Participant Satisfaction, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Attendance, Homework
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nicaragua