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NCJ Number: 127706 Find in a Library
Title: Special Education Inservice for Correctional Educators
Journal: Journal of Correctional Education  Volume:41  Issue:4  Dated:(December 1990)  Pages:186-190
Author(s): C M Fink
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 5
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The benefits of using and the theory behind SNAP, Smart Needs Assessment Program, are discussed in an effort to provide special education inservice related to specific learning or behavior problems in their classes for correctional teachers.
Abstract: SNAP is a micro-computer based expert system developed by researchers at the Institute for the Study of Exceptional Children and Youth at the University of Maryland. It is specifically designed to train mainstream teachers in special education and provides assistance to teachers in clarifying and solving problems they face in the classroom. Teachers identify problem situations and access recommended teaching techniques in the areas of behavior strategies and teaching/learning strategies. An expert or consulting teacher could use SNAP in inservice training as an additional source of training information; it is not intended to replace human trainers. 1 table, 3 figures, and 21 references
Main Term(s): Correctional Personnel Training
Index Term(s): Computer software; Computer training; Correctional education programs; Teaching/training techniques
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