ERIC Number: ED231138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Project to Provide Training Assistance to States Relative to Personnel Planning and Development in Special Education. Final Report, 1979-1982. Special Project.
Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Special Education.
A final project report of the Project on Cooperative Manpower Planning in Special Education of the University of Missouri-Columbia is presented, along with the introductory sections of seven reports and handbooks produced as part of the project. The objective of the project was to provide technical assistance to State Education Agencies during 1979-1982 and to help establish Comprehensive Systems of Personnel Development (CSPD) as required by P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. Project activities and accomplishments are discussed in regard to four major categories: needs assessment activities, products and publications, workshops and symposia, and technical assistance. Overviews are presented of the following needs assessment activities: 1980 and 1982 national state of the art studies of state involvement in CSPD activities (e.g., planning, needs assessment, and inservice training); the supply and demand of specific special education personnel; and trends in special education service delivery, training, and attrition within each state. Excerpts are appended of the projects' seven publications relating to CSPD development and implementation. In addition to the 1980 and 1982 CSPD survey reports, the other publications concern the Missouri Symposium on Doctoral Programming in Special Education and the following CSPD considerations: a manpower data management system, needs assessment, evaluation, and inservice education. The focus of the 1980 regional workshops was on the content and strategies involved in updating, establishing, implementing, and evaluating CSPDs. Objectives of the 1982 workshops included providing technical assistance relative to CSPD components and presenting an example of computerized information sharing. (SEW)
Descriptors: Conferences, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Statistics, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Inservice Education, Needs Assessment, Personnel Management, Program Development, Publications, Special Education Teachers, Specialists, Staff Development, State Departments of Education, Technical Assistance, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Special Education.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act