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The Resource Specialist Role In California: An Analysis Of Perceptions, Eleanor Marie Landon Jan 1982

The Resource Specialist Role In California: An Analysis Of Perceptions, Eleanor Marie Landon

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Problem. The Resource specialist is responsible for California's primary program to mainstream handicapped students. The Resource Specialist role is not comprehensively defined in state law or regulation and divergent expectations for Resource Specialists appear to impact upon successful program implementation. Purpose. The purpose of this study was to provide a comprehensive, prioritized description of the major tasks of the Resource Specialist role, as perceived by three groups of educators involved with pilot Resource Specialist Programs in Master Plan Region schools. These groups were: (1) site administrators responsible for regular and Resource Specialist Programs, (2) classroom teachers with Resource Specialist ...


The Role And Primary Responsibilities Of The Program Specialist In The California Special Education Local Plan Areas: A Consensus Model, Cheryl Ann Mcelhany Jan 1982

The Role And Primary Responsibilities Of The Program Specialist In The California Special Education Local Plan Areas: A Consensus Model, Cheryl Ann Mcelhany

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Purpose. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role and importance of the program specialist's position in the California Special Education Local Plan Areas and to ascertain the primary responsibilities of the program specialist's position.

Procedures. Ninety-seven California Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) were surveyed. Due to the variations in geographic size, average daily attendance, and actual years (0-5) of the SELPAs, subgroups of the study focused on the variables of size and longevity. Individuals selected to provide the data from each SELPA were its director and one program specialist designated by the director. Eighty-one ...


A Service Delivery Model For A Handicapped Preschool In A Rural Area, Karen Louise Holenbeck Aug 1981

A Service Delivery Model For A Handicapped Preschool In A Rural Area, Karen Louise Holenbeck

All Graduate Projects

A preschool model for 3-5 year old rural handicapped children is based on developmental skills in the areas of receptive and expressive language acquisition, fine and gross motor movement and beginning cognitive skills. Also included, to facilitate the establishment of a new rural preschool is a list of materials needed to begin the program and a list of free and low cost legal, medical, and assessment services. The need for rural preschool programs is discussed as well as reasons for growth of preschool in Washington state.


Inservice Education Needs Of Physical Educators To Integrate Students With Handicapping Conditions Into Regular Programs, Dianne Carol Peck Jun 1981

Inservice Education Needs Of Physical Educators To Integrate Students With Handicapping Conditions Into Regular Programs, Dianne Carol Peck

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

Inservice education needs of physical educators to integrate students with handicapping conditions into regular programs were investigated. The Inservice Education Needs-Assessment Inventory (IENAI) and information sheet were mailed to two hundred physical educators who were members of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (NYSAHPER). A total of eighty-four responses (42%) were received including nine responses which were incomplete. Results showed that physical educators have need of developing, in rank order, knowledge of: assessment tests; pupil placement and equipment alternatives; supportive services; limitations and needs of pupils; legislative implications; individualizing instruction; integration techniques and task analysis ...


A Training Program To Develop Specific Manual Dexterity Skills Of Down’S Syndrome Children, Susan Patterson Jan 1981

A Training Program To Develop Specific Manual Dexterity Skills Of Down’S Syndrome Children, Susan Patterson

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

This study was designed to determine if the fine motor skills of three young Down’s Syndrome children functioning below average in manual dexterity skills could be improved through a systematic training program. The selected subjects were met individually for thirty minutes a day, four days per week (Monday through Thursday), for a period of seven weeks. Each child was trained by repeated practice on ten specific tasks involving arm, hand, and finger manipulation. Subjective data recorded during each session by the investigator indicated that, generally, all three subjects appeared to improve on the manual dexterity tasks. These results were ...


Public School Physical Therapists: Role Definition And Educational Needs, Pamela Levangie Jun 1980

Public School Physical Therapists: Role Definition And Educational Needs, Pamela Levangie

All PTHMS Faculty Publications

Questionnaires returned by 328 physical therapists were analyzed to 1) establish a role definition for public school therapists and 2) determine the educational needs of therapists preparing for public school service. The therapists ranked 15 skills in importance to the role of the public school physical therapist and in urgency of their need to develop each skill. They also indicated which educational format they believed would be most appropriate for developing each skill. The respondents were divided into four groups matched by experience in treating children and by exposure to public school physical therapy. Rank-order correlations within each of these ...


A Descriptive Analysis Of The Relationship Of Reading Performance And Selected Characteristics Of Pupils With Special Educational Needs, Leah Johnson May 1978

A Descriptive Analysis Of The Relationship Of Reading Performance And Selected Characteristics Of Pupils With Special Educational Needs, Leah Johnson

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was designed to identify the similarities and differences among children who are experiencing difficulty in learning to read. A review of the literature showed that physical, psychological and sociological factors including language and teacher expectations may cause reading difficulty. The literature further suggests that there is a need to assess these factors in individual learners so that reading instruction can be designed for children to experience success in reading.

The characteristics of fourteen low achieving first grade students were analyzed through data collected in a variety of ways. The data analysis included the similarities and differences within the ...


Special Education And Pupil Personnel Services Offered By The Utah State Board Of Education, Mark J. Bankhead May 1975

Special Education And Pupil Personnel Services Offered By The Utah State Board Of Education, Mark J. Bankhead

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

In the United States responsibility for education is a function of the state, local school districts derive their authority from the state legislature (Graham, 1962). For many years, especially during the 19th century, the only legislative provision for the education of handicapped children was the limited support of state institutions and residential schools. Recent federal court decisions have substantiated the right of handicapped children to equal protection under the law, including an education, and made state departments of education "solely responsible for providing handicapped children with a free and public education appropriate to their individual capacities." (Abeson, 1972, p. 11 ...


Implementation Of Previous Research On Competency-Based Practicum In Special Education At Usu, Clifton W. Jenkins May 1974

Implementation Of Previous Research On Competency-Based Practicum In Special Education At Usu, Clifton W. Jenkins

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

There is a very real need for exploration and development of alternative approaches to special education (Lilly, 1971). Some have questioned the necessity of teachers receiving preservice training at teacher education institutions (Popham, 1971). Schwartz (1971) suggested that teachers need special training before being placed in a diagnostic-prescriptive teaching situation.

The recent trend is to integrate the special student into the regular classroom. This requires that special educators be trained to perform specialized assessment and provide remedial instruction for a variety of exceptional children in a way that is compatible with regular classroom routine and procedure (Burrello, Tracy, and Schultz ...


Sexism In Special Education, Patricia H. Gillespie, Albert H. Fink Apr 1974

Sexism In Special Education, Patricia H. Gillespie, Albert H. Fink

IUSTITIA

The educational establishment is now reflecting the concerns of womanhood. Grudgingly, and even painfully, it seems to some, the large and complicated system of formal education acknowledges the existence of practices which are sexist both in conception and operation. At one level this sexism is directed, at many levels of awareness, toward the functionaries of the system. The economic oppression of teachers, who are mostly female, is an obvious expression of the phenomenon. Another benchmark is the limited career development opportunities available to women as educational managers and academics.

At yet another level, not the less dangerous for being more ...


Cognitive Structuring Of First And Second Grade Children With Learning Disabilities , Loran Ralph Braught Jan 1972

Cognitive Structuring Of First And Second Grade Children With Learning Disabilities , Loran Ralph Braught

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Educationally Handicapped Children: A Comparative Study Of Academic Achievement, Creativity And Locus Of Control With Students In Learning Disability Groups And Special Day Classes, Grades Three And Four, Rodney Tognetti Jan 1972

Educationally Handicapped Children: A Comparative Study Of Academic Achievement, Creativity And Locus Of Control With Students In Learning Disability Groups And Special Day Classes, Grades Three And Four, Rodney Tognetti

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to survey ·learning disability students and students in special day classes and to compare them on select characteristics to each other and to children attending regular day classes.

VARIABLES: The selected variables. for this study were creativity, locus of control, and academic achievement. Each of these variables was divided into sub-parts permitting a more inclusive consideration. Creativity was measured for the factors of fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration. Locus of control was separated into three parts, each measuring one of the following: student responsibility for academic failure, (I-); responsibility for academic success, (I ...


Teaching Reading To The Educable Mentally Retarded At The Junior High Level Through Music And Rhythms, John Ernest Wollenweber Jr. Aug 1968

Teaching Reading To The Educable Mentally Retarded At The Junior High Level Through Music And Rhythms, John Ernest Wollenweber Jr.

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of teaching reading to educable mentally retarded children at the junior high school level through the use of music and rhythms.


A Critical Examination Of The Phonics And Structural Analysis Skill Development In The Sra Reading Laboratory Iiia, Florence B. Hay Aug 1968

A Critical Examination Of The Phonics And Structural Analysis Skill Development In The Sra Reading Laboratory Iiia, Florence B. Hay

All Master's Theses

The study was made in an effort to tabulate all of the phonics and structural analysis skills presented in the SRA Reading Laboratory IIIa as to the various kinds offered; frequency of use; methods of presentation. Also, extensive research was attempted to ascertain leading reading authorities' opinions on the use of these analyses for secondary students. The purpose of the study was to determine whether the SRA Reading Laboratory IIIa would be the best material to use for the retarded and disabled readers at the secondary level.


Job Descriptions And Job Specifications For Directors Of Special Education, Andrew D. Ray Aug 1966

Job Descriptions And Job Specifications For Directors Of Special Education, Andrew D. Ray

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to analyze the available literature in the area of special education in an effort to compile a descriptive taxonomy of job descriptions and job specifications for directors of special education.


Analysis Of Personal And Professional Requirements For Special Education Teachers In Eastern Washington, Samuel P. Rust Jr. Jun 1966

Analysis Of Personal And Professional Requirements For Special Education Teachers In Eastern Washington, Samuel P. Rust Jr.

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to determine the criteria used for the employment of special education teachers in Eastern Washington; (2) to compare current qualifications with professional standards suggested by nationally recognized studies; and (3) evaluate these findings for teacher selection.


The Growth And Development Of A Program For Exceptional Children In The State Of West Virginia, Marcia Walker Blandau Jul 1957

The Growth And Development Of A Program For Exceptional Children In The State Of West Virginia, Marcia Walker Blandau

Master's Theses

West Virginia is a comparatively young state. Special Education in the public schools is younger still. Throughout the history of West Virginia, the state has had financial difficulties and political factions. When West Virginia became a state she had no institutions, no social organs to provide for the general welfare, no common schools, no normal schools, and no university. Within sixty-five years the state had provided twelve institutions tor exceptional children. And today, six years before the state celebrates its first centennial, West Virginia has a well established special education program.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the ...


A Study Of Selected Problems In The Administration And Supervision Of Local Programs For The Mentally Deficient In The State Of Washington, Gordon Richard Hauck Aug 1954

A Study Of Selected Problems In The Administration And Supervision Of Local Programs For The Mentally Deficient In The State Of Washington, Gordon Richard Hauck

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was (1) to discover, in selected areas, existing practices in administering and supervising programs for mentally deficient children in Washington State; (2) to discover what common methods were being employed in meeting difficulties in the selected area; and (3) to develop the finding in such a manner that it would be of concrete help to districts contemplating or actually operating such programs.