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Attention deficit hyperctivity disorder –aviable training module for school teachers

Daniel, Elizabeth (2011) Attention deficit hyperctivity disorder –aviable training module for school teachers. Journal of Educational Psychology and Counseling, 2 (9). pp. 244-269. ISSN 2231-735X



Attention Deficit Disorders in children is a problem that teachers face in classrooms universally, and it can be particularly challenging. Despite this, there is a great paucity of work either in evaluating the existing knowledge levels of the teachers of Primary schools concerning this neurobehavioral problem, or in formulating attempts to train them in classroom management. The aim of the present study is the development of an evaluation and Training Module for Teachers, comprising of a three-step ADD group training method, with evaluation included. The target group comprised of 30 primary school teachers representing various schools in D. K. District. Following a baseline evaluation, the group training was performed. The curriculum included ADD/ADHD theory, case study and discussions. The specific objectives of the 3 day activity were to: assess them on their knowledge of ADD on a pre evaluation Test, obtaining relevant socio-demographic details, and providing them with specific training, after which they were re-assessed. The experience showed that the training facilitates knowledge of this clinical condition. The age, sex, teaching experience, qualifications and the residential area, were not found to be associated with the knowledge levels of teachers. The inclusion of this time and cost effective module in awareness and management skill building of Primary teachers as part of their in- service training as well as the implications of a successful culture and context specific training programe for the inclusion of ADD children in the regular classroom is discussed.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
ID Code:13390
Deposited By: Assoc. Prof Dr Azizi Yahaya
Deposited On:04 Aug 2011 06:20
Last Modified:09 Aug 2011 02:25

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