ERIC Number: ED157254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Priority Topic Areas and Personnel for Inservice Training Indicated in Fifty Annual Program Plans.
Rude, Carolyn R.
To better understand the emerging directions and priorities for inservice training across the country, the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development section of the Annual Program Plans (called for in P.L. 94-142, Education for All Handicapped Children Act) were reviewed for 49 states and the District of Columbia. The review was structured to answer the following questions: what priority training topics related to implementation of P.L. 94-142 are needed and planned by the states; who are the priority personnel groups requiring inservice training in the priority areas; what training modes and resources are to be used by states to train in priority topic areas; and what additional training needs are indicated in the development of a Comprehensive System of Personnel Development. Among results were that priority training topics vary for different states, that there is a discrepancy between the lists of needed and planned training topics, and that the two sets of topics ranked as highest need concern the day-to-day instructional and behavioral management of the handicapped child. (Appendixes, which make up the bulk of the document, contain charts on the inservice training topic areas needed and/or planned in the 50 annual program plans, priority inservice training topic areas and personnel groups in the 50 annual program plans, and statements from the annual program plans. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Identifiers: Annual Program Plans; Education for All Handicapped Children Act