ERIC Number: ED209870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Benefits for All: Resources for Developing the Parent-Educator Partnership.
Drake Univ., Des Moines, IA. Midwest Regional Resource Center.
The resource guide is intended to assist local Arkansas school districts to establish a program for improving the parent educator partnership in planning and implementing appropriate educational programs for handicapped students. The guide should be used in conjunction with a needs assessment of parents and educators to identify appropriate topics. Program planners would then refer to the section of the resource guide corresponding with the need and select appropriate activities from that section. The first section contains resources and suggested activities necessary for a public awareness campaign. Sections 2 through 5 provide information to topics such as laws affecting the handicapped, characteristics of handicapping conditions, preparation of parents and educators to function as a team, and development of the individualized education program. One major activity is provided in each section followed by several supplemental activities. The appendix contains such items as a parent educator dictionary, a parent involvement bibliography, a listing of organizations for parents of the handicapped, and a sample program planning form. Also contained are a booklet offering practical advice to parents on special education, several Arkansas brochures for parents, and a listing of Arkansas organizations for handicapped students. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Drake Univ., Des Moines, IA. Midwest Regional Resource Center.
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