Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Special Education: M.S.
School of Education
Floyd W. Ayers
Jerene D. Mortenson
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This study examined student teachers' perception,of their training program coverage of knowledge and skills necessary to accommodate handicapped students in the regular classroom. Students indicated through surveys the degree of coverage of skills and knowledge and whether they felt sufficient knowledge was obtained. The return rate was 53% with scores ranging from 22% to 72% across both measures.
Elementary majors and students with at least one course in special education were more positive about their training programs. Secondary majors and students with no special education.course work were less positive about their training programs. The data demonstrated that even with a mandated emphasis on mainstreaming handicapped children in the schools, regular classroom teachers lack preservice preparation to work with these students.
Walker, Janine Dahms, "Preservice Training of Teachers for Mainstreaming Handicapped Students" (1985). Culminating Projects in Special Education. 2.