ERIC Number: ED227609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Inservice Education: Final Report of the National Inservice Network, 1978-1981.
Burrello, Leonard C.; And Others
The document comprises the final report of the National Inservice Network (NIN), a program to describe and distribute regular education inservice (REGI) project abstracts, products, and lessons aimed at more effectively working with handicapped students. Initial sections contain an executive summary and an overview explaining the NIN as a temporary linking organization between State Education Agency personnel and local planning teams. A section on the project's national component points out three primary functions--to describe the REGI Network, to assist funded REGI projects, and to establish a set of standards regarding regular education inservice. The "states component" section reviews the structure for statewide planning, the planning/problem solving process, the peer network, project accomplishments, and data collection relating to project evaluation. Noted among results is that participatory planning activities seemed to be linked to an increased sense of role efficacy and a desire to participate in and influence decisions about staff development efforts. A final section highlights findings and offers recommendations for local, state, university, and federal agencies. Appendixes include the Project Directors' Evaluation of the National Component of NIN, Report of Dissemination Activities, the NIN Project Exchange Report, Task Force Reports and Products, a list of NIN Products, Instructional Guide Prospectus, and References. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: National Inservice Network, Bloomington, IN.