ERIC Number: ED337320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Rural Perspective of the States' Comprehensive System of Personnel Development Plans.
Richardson, John C.
The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 calls for each state to develop and implement a comprehensive system of personnel development (CSPD) to train special education personnel. Support for training activities has depended heavily on federal funds. However, in 1988, the basis for allocation of federal funds to such training activities was changed from applicant need and the quality of the grant application to the state's proportionate share of the national handicapped school population. In order to formulate a rural perspective on this issue, the CSPD plans of 43 states, 4 territories, and the District of Columbia were examined for references related to improving services to rural, small, or isolated schools. Also noted were the agencies responsible for CSPD operations; any intrastate organization structure; and any reference to rural, small, or isolated school factors. Twelve plans contained no rural references. Strategies are suggested to improve the competitiveness of training grant proposals from rural, small, or isolated school districts. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development; States (Geopolitical Regions)
Note: Paper presented at the Rural Education Symposium of the American Council on Rural Special Education and the National Rural and Small Schools Consortium (Tucson, AZ, March 18-22, 1990).