ERIC Number: ED232369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Bridge Model: A New Approach to Help Build Parent-Educator Teams for Handicapped Children.
Sorrells, Susan; And Others
The guide presents a model for helping parents of handicapped children and professionals work together. The Project Bridge model calls for parents and professionals to act as a team in delivering a workshop for other parents and educators. Aspects of planning the workshop, including choice of location, publicity, and cost questions are reviewed. The bulk of the document is composed of the workshop curriculum which is laid out in activity descriptions with suggestions for preparing for each activity. Activity descriptions include the goal, procedures, training tips, and things to remember. Among activities described are the welcome and introductions, goal sharing, identification of concerns and common problems, and parent and educator teamwork. Case studies are included as opportunities for joint problem solving. A final section is a guide for facilitators, with information about grouping and organizing the activities and suggestions for planning and rehearsing the workshop. Included in 13 appendixes are sample registration forms, a sample agenda, and sample case study solutions. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent Workshops, Teacher Workshops, Teamwork
Parents' Campaign for Handicapped Children and Youth, 1201 16th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; Parents Campaign for Handicapped Children and Youth, Washington, DC. Closer Look.