ERIC Number: ED370256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Family Participation: DEC Recommended Practices.
Vincent, Lisbeth J.; Beckett, Julie Ann
This paper lists practices recommended by the Council for Exceptional Children's Division for Early Childhood in the area of family participation in early intervention and early childhood special education (EI/ECSE) programs for infants and young children with special needs and their families. An introduction to the quality indicators points out that recommended practice in early intervention includes families as policy makers as well as decision makers on behalf of their children. The introduction lists 31 values and beliefs that underlie the recommended practices, and stresses that family participation represents the creation of a collaborative partnership based on equality, trust, and mutual respect. Fifty recommended practices are then listed, within the categories of: program advising/policy making; staff hiring, training, and evaluation; family-to-family support; intervention; interagency collaboration; legislative issues; advocacy; procedural safeguard development; and leadership training opportunities for parents. (JDD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Council for Exceptional Children; Quality Indicators
Note: In: DEC Recommended Practices: Indicators of Quality in Programs for Infants and Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, see EC 301 933.