ERIC Number: ED199969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
P.L. 94-142 Needs Assessment and Inservice Training Activities of National Education Associations.
Davis, Sharon A.
Nine national education associations were surveyed about inservice training needs assessment and types of training to assist in the implementation of P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. Each association's inservice programs and needs are summarized: the American Association of School Administration, American Federation of Teachers, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of State Boards of Education, National Education Association, National School Boards Association, National Association of State Directors of Special Education, and the Council for Exceptional Children. A concluding summary indicates four needs assessment techniques: analysis of existing records, use of surveys, collection of others' opinions, and observation and intervention. Among training needs reported were development of individualized educational programs, requirements of the law, and instructional techniques for working with children in the least restrictive environment. Publications related to P.L. 94-142, inservice workshops, and audiovisual materials were the most frequently mentioned type of inservice training assistance provided to association members. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act