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Tennessee's Administrators' And Supervisors' Level Of Concern Toward Mainstreaming The Classes For Severely Mentally Retarded And The Classes For Multi-Handicapped Into The Regular School, Leah P. Hurst Nov 1988

Tennessee's Administrators' And Supervisors' Level Of Concern Toward Mainstreaming The Classes For Severely Mentally Retarded And The Classes For Multi-Handicapped Into The Regular School, Leah P. Hurst

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The problem of this study was to determine the level of concern of supervisors and administrators in the state of Tennessee toward mainstreaming classes for the severely mentally retarded and the classes for the multi-handicapped into the regular schools. The Change Facilitators Stages of Concern Questionnaire (CFSoCQ) was the instrument selected as appropriate for the study. Permission was obtained from Dr. Gene Hall at the University of Florida to reproduce and administer the CFSoCQ. A stratified random sample was conducted as representative of the total population of superintendents, special education supervisors, special day school principals, high school principals, middle school ...


Teaching Appropriate Social Behaviors To A Young Man With Moderate Mental Retardation In A Supported Competitive Employment Setting, John J. Wheeler, Paul Bates, Kathleen J. Marshall, Sidney R. Miller May 1988

Teaching Appropriate Social Behaviors To A Young Man With Moderate Mental Retardation In A Supported Competitive Employment Setting, John J. Wheeler, Paul Bates, Kathleen J. Marshall, Sidney R. Miller

John J. Wheeler

This study validated the efficacy of the supported employment model in maintaining the employment of a young man with Down Syndrome identified as moderately mentally retarded. In this study, social skills training and self-monitoring were used to remediate socially inappropriate behaviors which were jeopardizing his continued employment. Results of this investigation indicate that appropriate social behaviors were improved and maintained over the 38-week period with the level of trainer support also being systematically faded over time. The conclusions of this study provide guidelines for on-the-job training and follow-up procedures which have been found to be necessary in assisting persons with ...


The Development Of Teacher Training Principles From Identified Teacher Concerns Related To Mainstreaming In A Day Care Center, Susanna M. Floyd May 1988

The Development Of Teacher Training Principles From Identified Teacher Concerns Related To Mainstreaming In A Day Care Center, Susanna M. Floyd

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The problem of this study was to identify teacher training principles which would aid day care teachers in integrating handicapped children into their classrooms. This was a descriptive study which utilized a questionnaire methodology. The questionnaire was administered to teachers of randomly selected day care centers in Tennessee. The sample size was 347. The questionnaire identified from the literature review was the Stages of Concern Questionnaire. The questionnaire was designed to identify concerns of individuals toward an innovation. The instrument was modified to be used in identifying the concerns of day care teachers toward mainstreaming young handicapped children into day ...