ERIC Number: ED200583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
AACTE State Associations and Public Law 94-142.
Liddell, Marian Beth, Comp.; And Others
This monograph summarizes the activities of state affiliates of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) in the first two years of a three-year project on institutional capacity building for Public Law (PL) 94-142, which concerns equal education for all handicapped students. The goals of the project were: (1) to raise awareness about and commitment to the basic concepts of PL 94-142; (2) to stimulate appropriate changes in preservice teacher education programs; and (3) to institutionalize those changes. The primary targets of the state activities were the AACTE member institutions which did not have Deans' Grants, although information from Deans' Grants projects was used. Tables and charts delineate the processes, products, key groups, and coordinators for each state association. Additional details on methods, funding, and future plans are presented in the case studies of the Texas, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Rhode Island associations. It was found that, although practices varied from state to state, these actions could be categorized as assessment activities (determining the skills and knowledge needed and analyzing current state efforts for the handicapped), staff development activities (information dissemination, exploration of new competencies and roles for teachers), and professional collaboration activities (with other state groups and Deans' Grant projects). Guidelines for planning and conducting regional and state conferences are given, as well as suggested conference themes. (FG)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.