ERIC Number: ED347725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
State Agency - Higher Education Cooperation for Part H Personnel Preparation. Short Report.
Rooney, Robin; And Others
This study attempted to: describe successful working relationships between higher education and state agencies for Part H (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) personnel planning; identify factors that facilitated those relationships; and formulate policy recommendations. Indepth interviews with key persons involved in Part H personnel planning in five states were conducted and related documents reviewed. Distinct characteristics of states exhibiting cooperative relationships included: an attitude that encouraged policies and resources for education; consistency in university and state planning leadership positions; support from state administrators and/or legislators; and availability of resources. Common issues were identified in the areas of certification, legislation, access to resources, outreach, and interagency cooperation. Inclusive, collaborative meetings and establishment of formal coordinating structures and procedures were found to be facilitating factors. Three policy recommendations are offered: (1) states should form a consortium of state agency, higher education, and professional organization representatives to address statewide planning for special education; (2) states should provide higher education with financial incentives to increase personnel preparation programs; and (3) a procedure should be established to establish a semi-formal link between state agencies and higher education to address mutual needs and goals. (Three references) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Carolina Inst. for Child and Family Policy.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H