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ERIC Number: ED093819
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 9
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A Model for Higher Education Support Services.
Schreffler, Kenneth E.
The Special Education Student Information Network (SESIN), which was established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in 1972, has two purposes: a) to help equip students with the necessary tools to educate exceptional children in conjunction with college and university teacher training programs and b) to provide information to teacher educators and State education planners on college students' characteristics, needs, interests, and study patterns. SESIN activities include information search, analysis, collection, and retrieval services; instructional materials and media information; workshops and demonstrations; career-oriented consultations; dissemination of project literature; and resource and referral services. The SESIN service function is accomplished in three steps: a) the student identifies and refines his information need with the assistance of an on-campus SESIN student representative, who b) transmits the request to the central SESIN offices, where c) relevant materials are gathered, packaged, and mailed directly to the student requester. Among the benefits derived from SESIN and similar operations are that campus resources are supplemented in a cost efficient manner; duplication of effort is minimized; systemwide fragmentation of teacher education is reduced; and information about student needs is generated from the service statistics of the operation. (HMD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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