ERIC Number: ED353750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Planning. Project Prepare: Competency-Based Personnel Preparation in Early Childhood Education Modules.
Pisarchick, Sally E.; And Others
One of nine competency-based training modules for personnel preparation in early childhood special education, this guide focuses on planning preschool programs. All modules are adaptable for use with a general audience, direct service personnel, or administrators and are based on the following principles: developmentally appropriate practice; integration of children with disabilities with typically developing peers; collaborative relationships with families; attention to individual needs; and provision for and valuing of diversity among young children and their families. Modules are intended to be used in whole or in part, in groups or for self-instruction. Each module comprises: goals; competencies (knowledge, skill, and values and attitudes); and objectives, with a matrix for each objective identifying enabling activities, resources, and leader notes. Relevant handouts, forms, and readings are provided for each objective. This module is designed to assist in the writing of a preschool program philosophy, the selection of developmentally and exceptionality-appropriate curriculum, and the establishment of a preschool environment appropriate for both typically developing children and those with disabilities. The module also covers data collection, recordkeeping, program evaluation, and the role of planning in establishing interpersonal interactions that support the development of young children. (Contains approximately 40 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Family School Relationship, Inservice Teacher Education, Preschool Education, Program Development, Special Education, Special Education Teachers
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Early Childhood Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cuyahoga Special Education Service Center, Maple Heights, OH.