ERIC Number: ED117875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Establishing Effective Training Linkages in Special Education at the Local Agency Level.
Lavin, Richard J.
Described is a collaborative linkage and support system for delivery of training programs in special education aimed primarily at increasing capabilities of regular classroom teachers and public school administrators providing instructional alternatives for children with special needs. The program's four major objectives are outlined as identification of training needs of local schools through an assessment process; making an inventory of successful training practices in special needs for application to inservice education; development of gaming and simulation training materials in selected high need areas where programs are nonexistent; and implementation of training sessions through a college-community collaborative model. The bulk of the document is a program narrative which covers the topics of problem description, results and benefits of the proposal, approach of the study, geographic location of the collaborative project, and backgrounds of project personnel. The benefits of the proposed activities are noted as high impact on target population, the development of improved inservice dissemination models, commitment for continued support from local school systems, specific product outcomes, and cost-effectiveness. Appended are a letter of support, and overview of the principal's training program, and an outline of a school planning game. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Systems Development.
Authoring Institution: Chelmsford Public Schools, MA.
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