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ERIC Number: ED202827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Pages: 60
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
State Associations of Colleges for Teacher Education and Institutional Change.
Smith, Mark
A network of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) state associations and liaisons was used in a project sponsored by the Office of Special Education to help the deans and directors of teacher education programs understand and meet their goals and obligations under the Education of All Handicapped Children Act and the Rehabilitation Act. Under the close coordination of the AACTE units, a national-to-state-to-institution process of change was possible. The project provided a mechanism for AACTE member institutions which had Dean's Grants to assist those schools, colleges, and departments of education without Dean's Grants. Project activities within the 54 states and territories during the three-year program included assessment, staff development, and professional collaboration. The results of an evaluation of the project showed that there was overwhelming support for the project as a model for utilizing the state associations and AACTE coordinating units at the institutional and local levels. It was perceived as a cost efficient and flexible method which, with some limitations, could be replicated with other issues and concerns in the future. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.