ERIC Number: ED176461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Project IEP: Albama State Report.
The document reports the Alabama component of Project IEP (individualized education program), a project designed to identify and clarify perceptions related to roles in the IEP process as mandated by P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. It is explained that under Project IEP approximately 200 persons (including state and local education administrators, regular and special teachers, parents of handicapped children and the children themselves, support personnel, and advocacy groups) were given open-ended interviews. Findings and suggestions are reported for the following areas: parental roles (reasons for active parental participation in the IEP process and barriers to parental participation); teacher roles (increased demands, need for further training, and effects on morale and interstaff relationships); administrator roles; and local, state, and federal relationships (respect for state and local autonomy, standardization, and federal provision of funds). Listed among IEP Panel recommendations are that appropriate and comprehensive pre- and in-service training should be based on local input; that training should be provided for parents; that parents should be accompanied by an advocate during the IEP conference if they so desire; and that paperwork should be minimized. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nero and Associates, Inc., Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act