ERIC Number: ED299726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Futures for Rural Special Education. Proceedings of the Annual ACRES National Rural Special Education Conference (8th, Monterey, California, February 24-27, 1988).
Monterey County Office of Education, Salinas, CA.; San Jose State Univ., CA.; American Council on Rural Special Education.; San Benito County Office of Education, CA.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
The document contains the proceedings of a February 1988, conference on alternative futures for rural special education. After a keynote address titled "Rural Is Where the Heart Is" by Phyllis Kaplan, the approximately 100 presentations focused on such topics as the following: work experience service delivery; needs based approach for comprehensive family services; using peer coaching; cooperative learning and effective instruction strategies to promote social integration of middle school and junior high school exceptional students; transition team building; preparation of personnel for minority handicapped children; serving an at-risk population in a rural area; a cooperative model program for college-age learning disabled; quantitative and qualitative differences among special education programs in rural, regional, and metropolitan areas; Maine's support network for rural special educators; rural Child-Find services; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and children at risk--a collaborative intervention approach; developing community resources to support rural gifted programs; college extension courses and field experiences; parent input for special education program development; training parents of developmentally delayed children; importance of rural behavioral disorder teacher competencies to teachers and faculty; adaptive physical education; training and employment of paraprofessional personnel; team building--a transdisciplinary approach; developing a low incidence preservice training program; using telecourses for continuing professional education; and identifying training needs for rural special educators. (DB)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Methods, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Handicap Identification, Mainstreaming, Needs Assessment, Parent Role, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Rural Education, Special Education, Teacher Education, Trend Analysis
American Council on Rural Special Education, 359 Miller Hall, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225 ($35.00 each; $30.00 each for 13 or more).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Monterey County Office of Education, Salinas, CA.; San Jose State Univ., CA.; American Council on Rural Special Education.; San Benito County Office of Education, CA.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Note: The use of colored paper may affect legibility. For selected individual papers, see EC 211 006-031.