ERIC Number: ED242160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Documentation of Model Programs for the Implementation of Assembly Bill 777 (School-Based Program Coordination Act).
Birdsall, Peter; Tolbert, Lories
The study examined the experiences of 12 school districts in implementing school-based program coordination in special education (sharing materials and/or staff among categorical programs). Two visits were made to each school district to determine plans and actual activities involved in coordination. Findings revealed: a relatively low level of awareness concerning flexibility allowed under legislation; most of the schools had implemented a child study team; and there were wide variations in the use of resource specialists. Recommendations were offered to local schools (including insuring that staff is familiar with allowable flexibility) as well as to state administration (the need for guidance in such areas as decision making at the local level, compensatory education, and accounting for expenditures). (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Public Policy Research, Inc.
Note: The document was prepared by Public Policy Research, Inc.