ERIC Number: ED215485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Framework for Statewide Planning.
Waldstein, Arnold, Ed.; Pelz, Ruth, Ed.
The booklet examines issues involved in state planning for special education. Three phases are identified, and steps are listed for each phase. The first, preplanning, includes steps to identify issues, analyze issues, identify constraints and resources for planning, secure administrative commitment, and identify participants. Plan development, the second phase, is described in terms of steps to develop purpose statement; conduct needs assessment; arrive at issues consensus; develop priorities; formulate goals and objectives; develop alternative strategies; analyze and select implementation strategies; specify tasks, responsibilities, and timeliness; develop plan for evaluation; and assure administrative and public support. Implementation, phase three, involves procedures to disseminate information, evaluate and report, analyze feedback and revise. Communication, collection of information, and group dynamics are explained to be influential factors at each stage. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Technical Assistance Development System.; National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.; Western States Technical Assistance Resource, Monmouth, OR.