ERIC Number: ED250883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
SUPPORT: A System for Utilizing Peers in Program Organization Review and Technical Assistance. Peer Consultant Handbook.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Special Education.
The handbook outlines Arizona's Project SUPPORT (a System for Utilizing Peers in Program Organization, Review, and Technical Assistance), a cooperative effort to effectively meet the educational needs of exceptional children. Addressed to teachers and administrators working with handicapped students, the SUPPORT process is introduced: procedures are outlined for identification of peer consultants, and the role of the state department of education as facilitators of network activities is defined. Roles and responsibilities of SUPPORT peer consultants (providers of inservice or technical assistance in one-to-one settings, small or large groups, simulation activities, interviews, etc.) are specified for before, during, and after the SUPPORT visit. Suggestions are offered to peer consultants regarding the on-site visit, and procedures for expense reimbursement are addressed. The final narrative section depicts the projected timeline. Appended materials include sample consultant agreements, evaluation forms, and reimbursement forms. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Special Education.