ERIC Number: ED203569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Public Law 94-142: One Response to the Personnel Development Mandate.
Nadler, Barbara; And Others
The New Jersey Mainstream Inservice Project is described as a response to the mandate of P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) for a comprehensive system of personnel development. The model stresses collaboration between the state department of education, 50 local school districts, and five institutions of higher education to provide regular educators with the skills and understanding to deal with exceptional children. Among problems confronted by the model were the state department's sole financial authority, limited personal association, and controversy over the use of the Discrepancy Evaluation Model. Eight implications of the project include the importance of building in support systems within and among collaborating institutions and of incorporating enough time for planning in the roles of staff members. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Rutgers Coll.; New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Office of Staff Development.; Seton Hall Univ., South Orange, NJ.
Identifiers: New Jersey Mainstream Inservice Project
Note: An abridged version appeared in Exceptional Children; v47 n6 Mar 1981.