ERIC Number: ED353752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Family Collaboration. 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 family collaboration. All modules are adaptable for use with a general audience, direct service personnel, or administrators and are based on the following principles of the Ohio Department of Education's Division of Early Childhood Education: 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 has five themes: (1) understanding and developing a working relationship between parents and professionals; (2) understanding family dynamics and building on family strengths; (3) enabling families to provide a supportive learning environment; (4) providing collaborative planning to assist families making program choices; and (5) linking families to appropriate related services. (Contains approximately 50 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Philosophy, Family Characteristics, Family Environment, Family Involvement, Family Problems, Family School Relationship, Inservice Teacher Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Preschool Education, Special Education
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.