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|Title:||The Development of a Computer Simulation for Consulting Teachers (Mildly Handicapped, Teacher Training, Resource Teachers)|
|Author(s):||Lloyd, Sandra Rae|
|Department / Program:||Education|
|Degree Granting Institution:||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Abstract:||Special educators are now often asked to serve as consultants to regular educators, even though they may have had no training in this unique skill. To give special educators practice in the necessary problem solving skills, a computer simulation was developed to expose special educators to some of the problems they may encounter in working with regular educators, to allow them to explore various strategies in solving these problems, and to give them feedback on the likely consequences of each strategy.
First, a 30-item questionnaire (Mastery Test) was developed describing typical consultation problems and four possible strategies to resolve each situation. To obtain professional validation on optimal strategies, this questionnaire was sent to graduates of four teacher preparation programs stressing the role of the consulting teacher--the University of Vermont, the University of Illinois, the University of Kentucky, and Simmons College--who were asked to rank order each strategy. A total of 33 teachers, with an average of nine years of teaching experience, responded. There was a consensus (over 60% agreement) on twenty of the thirty situations.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2014-12-15|