ERIC Number: ED211303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Training, Recruiting, and Retaining Personnel in Rural Areas. Making It Work in Rural Communities. A Rural Network Monograph.
Casto, Glendon; And Others
Part of a series of Rural Network monographs concerning rural service delivery to young handicapped children and their families, this collection of four papers identifies problems inherent in finding appropriate personnel to work in rural areas, suggests strategies for retaining staff, and describes three distinctly different training programs illustrating solutions to the problems. The three programs apply to different target audiences, providing a comprehensive picture of ways to better achieve quality personnel to serve the handicapped. The programs described are: the Western Illinois University 0-6 Early Childhood Education Personnel Preparation Project; the Family, Infant and Toddler Project at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; DEBT (Developmental Education Birth to Two) Outreach Training Staff (D.O.T.S.) Program. The papers included are: "Recruitment and Retention of Personnel in Rural Areas" (Castro), "Approach for Training Early Childhood Teachers: WIU 0-6 Early Childhood Handicapped Personnel Training Project" (Hutinger), "An Inservice Training Program for Rural Area Professionals Concerned with Early Childhood Special Education" (Davis and Porter), and "Training Rural Volunteers to Deliver Services to Handicapped Infants: The D.O.T.S. Approach" (Galey, Garner, Pillans, and Solomon). (NEC)
Descriptors: Community Services, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Health Services, Job Training, Labor Turnover, Personnel, Recruitment, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Population, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Training Methods, Volunteer Training, Young Children
Rural Network, College of Education, Room 27, Horrabin Hall, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Illinois Univ., Macomb. Coll. of Education.
Note: The Handicapped Children's Early Education Program (HCEEP) Rural Network is an association of professionals representing educational programs for young handicapped children in rural communities.