ERIC Number: ED176463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Project IEP: Wisconsin State Report.
Norton, Barbara Dwyer
The document reports the Wisconsin 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: parent roles (reasons for and barriers to parental involvement); teacher and support staff roles and responsibilities (improvements in the child's program, increased planning demands, and effects on morale and interstaff relationships); administrator's role (system improvements, coordinating functions, and morale); and federal, state, and local relationships (respect for state and local autonomy and implementation constraints). Listed among IEP Panel recommendations are that standardization of procedures should be minimal, that inservice education in local school districts for special and regular staff on assessment skill training should be conducted, and that the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped rules should assure district immunity from legal actions. (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: Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act