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ERIC Number: ED184268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Toward a Comprehensive System of Inservice Training in Special Education. A Monograph in Two Sections: I. Issues and Problems in Inservice Education. II. Designing and Implementing Statewide Inservice Training Programs.
Altman, Reuben
The monograph provides an overview of inservice education issues related to P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act; and considers approaches to designing and implementing statewide inservice training programs. Considered in the first section are the following topics: inservice provisions of P.L. 94-142; the proliferation of innovative practices; the role of inservice in personnel development; and the role of state, university, and local agencies in inservice. Among other issues addressed are accountability, fiscal difficulties, and implications of full or "life" certification. Ambiguities in P.L. 94-142 regulations, manpower distribution trends, and difficulties in relationships among agencies are included in a discussion of problems influencing inservice education. The second section focuses on the design and implementation of inservice training programs. The following aspects are examined (sample subtopics in parentheses): administering statewide inservice (organizing and managing the system); determining inservice needs (motivating participation and establishing inservice priorities); determining optimal systems (identifying and categorizing delivery modes and matching inservice modes to conditions); and evaluating and providing followup. (CL)
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.; National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act