ERIC Number: ED184288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Guide for Adapting or Replicating Model Programs in Early Childhood Education for the Handicapped.
Marshall, Carol MacDuffee
The guide was designed to assist public school personnel in the delivery of educational services to young handicapped children by providing access to information on model programs, increasing knowledge of adopting or adapting educational innovations, suggesting pertinent questions to ask when considering a specific model, and recommending sources that can help in developing programs. Types of model programs are described, including grant programs, the National Diffusion Network, and the Illinois Center for Educational Improvement, among others. Steps in the adoption process are outlined; awareness, matchmaking, joint decision making, training, and institutionalization. A list of 21 suggested questions (such as who is responsible for implementation) to ask about particular models and a list of 20 publications for reference in adapting or adopting a model program are provided. (PHR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Sangamon State Univ., Springfield, IL.; Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.