Preparing vocational teachers to effectively serve special needs students : an inservice education model

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Debra Owens Parker (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mildred Johnson

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to develop, implement and evaluate an inservice education model for home economics teachers in the areas of diagnoses, causes, intervention and remediation, instructional, and behavior management techniques for learning disabled, mentally handicapped, and behaviorally emotionally handicapped learners. The sample consisted of 14 middle and secondary level home economics teachers employed by the Wake County School System during the 1989-90 school year. The model included (a) assessment interviews which were conducted with each teacher to identify teacher perceived needs, problems, and concerns; (b) a pre and post-assessment of the teachers' knowledge of handicapping conditions, instructional strategies, behavior management techniques, and attitudes toward mildly handicapped learners; (c) two full days of inservice training; and (d) follow up observations in the classrooms.

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Language: English
Date: 1990
Learning disabled teenagers $x Education
Teenagers with disabilities $x Vocational education
Home economics teachers $x In-service training

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