A comparison of staff development methods for training school-based assessment committees in Guilford County to develop an individual education program for special students

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sarah Cooke Smith (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Roland H. Nelson

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of three techniques to train school based assessment committees in the writing of individual education programs for exceptional students. There were 104 professionals involved in the study. Of this number, twenty were principals, eighteen were counselors, and sixty-six were teachers who worked with exceptional children. The 104 participants were assigned randomly to be trained either by didactic, experiential, or self-study procedures. At the beginning and close of the training sessions, the participants were administered a thirty-item attitudinal scale and a seventy-item knowledge test. At the close of each training session, all participants wrote an individual education program for an exceptional student based upon pertinent data supplied.

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Language: English
Date: 1980
Individualized instruction
Special education $z North Carolina $z Guilford County
Special education teachers $x Training of $z North Carolina $z Guilford County

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