ERIC Number: ED370266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Personnel Competence: DEC Recommended Practices.
Stayton, Vicki; Miller, Patricia
This paper lists practices recommended by the Council for Exceptional Children's Division for Early Childhood concerning personnel competence in early intervention and early childhood special education programs for infants and young children with special needs and their families. An introductory section discusses components of preservice personnel preparation, including associate, undergraduate, and graduate degree programs. Personnel preparation efforts in early intervention are seen as responding to the immediate need for large numbers of qualified personnel and the evolving philosophy of integration. Inservice personnel preparation is then discussed, focusing on the characteristics of adult learners and the planning, delivery, and evaluation of inservice sessions. The paper then lists 35 practices recommended for preservice personnel development and 18 practices recommended for inservice personnel development, focusing on process rather than content. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Education, Program Development, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Staff Development, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Council for Exceptional Children
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.