ERIC Number: ED184268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
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.
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)
Descriptors: Accountability, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Inservice Education, Needs Assessment, Program Administration, Program Development, State Programs, Statewide Planning
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
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