ERIC Number: ED302005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Building Bridges: Technical Report on Strategies for Parent-Professional Collaboration Training for Transition.
Dick, Marlene A.; And Others
This project was designed to identify effective parent/professional collaborative training strategies related to transition. Following a review of the literature on collaborative efforts, methodology is presented for a survey of 36 programs. The survey addressed four key areas: elements related to the type and level of training, demographic information, implementation strategies, and effectiveness. Answers to the 35 survey questions are explained in both chart and narrative form. Essential training strategies derived from analysis of the survey data are then presented, and include: assessment of training needs, consideration of planning team membership, training that goes beyond an awareness level to the level of implementation, use of local parent and professional networking, identification of demographic variables, provision of workshops and follow-up activities, development of appropriate materials, and sensitization of parents to the needs of professionals and professionals to the needs of parents. Strategies unique to a small number of effective training programs include such things as hiring members of under-represented populations to act as outreach staff and paying parents to attend training. Appendices contain a copy of the survey form, a sample needs assessment, and information about the survey participants' programs. (JDD)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Needs Assessment, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent Workshops, Professional Training, Program Development, Secondary Education, Training Methods, Transitional Programs
Resources in Special Education (RiSE), 650 University Ave., Room 201, Sacramento, CA 95825.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Education Transition Center.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related document, see EC 211 801.