ERIC Number: ED180177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Staff Development in State Agencies Serving the Developmentally Disabled: An H.E.W. Region V Survey.
Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for the Study of Mental Retardation.
A summary of data on inservice training programs for state agencies providing services to the developmentally disabled in Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Minnesota (Health, Education, and Welfare Region V) is provided. After a brief description of the purpose and methodology of the survey, the findings are presented. Among findings were that most states' organization is decentralized, that the precentage of the budget reserved for training activities in the states surveyed ranged from less than 1% to as high as 20%, that only 80% of the departments surveyed reported having a written department training policy, and that half of the departments reported that their employee training is optional and 75% noted it was not necessary for job advancement. Other findings showed that none of the departments reported that comprehensive needs assessment procedures were undertaken, but all departments had some form of training evaluation. Included among the eight recommendations was an increase in inter- and intradepartmental cooperation. A list of survey participants and the organizational structure survey instrument are appended. (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for the Study of Mental Retardation.
Identifiers: Illinois; Indiana; Michigan; Minnesota; Ohio; Wisconsin
Note: A Technical Assistance in Training Developmental Disabilities Personnel Project.