ERIC Number: ED207274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Resources for Schools: 17. A Handbook for Planning and Organizing Advisory Councils for Special Education.
Anderson, Betsy; And Others
The authors provide information to help parents of handicapped children plan, organize, and manage advisory councils for special education programs. Section I summarizes the roles and responsibilities of various advisory councils for special education, including local, regional, and state councils. Section II suggests some ways to organize a council with sections covering recruitment and leadership and bylaws. Section III discusses a variety of council activities and functions: assessing special education needs; determining goals, objectives, and priorities; planning; communicating; collaborating with other groups; monitoring special education programs; and evaluating advisory council effectiveness. Ways to plan and manage council activities and strengthen leadership are addressed in Section IV. A final section briefly describes general and legal printed materials, and contains a resource listing of related organizations and state agencies. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Massachusetts Dissemination Project.
Note: Publication #12060-575-448-80-CR.