ERIC Number: ED355692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Distinctive Personnel Preparation Models for Part H: Three Case Studies.
Rooney, Robin; And Others
This report presents strategies for implementing interdisciplinary personnel preparation programs for Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and discusses barriers to meeting the spirit and intent of the personnel preparation components of the law. Three models of personnel preparation were explored, including preservice, inservice, and leadership training. They included the University of Illinois preservice masters and doctoral programs in Early Childhood Special Education; the inservice efforts of the Wisconsin Personnel Development Project and the Wisconsin Family Centered Intervention Project; and the Leadership Training Institute for Faculty Involved in the Preparation of Family Practitioners, in Vermont. Data sources included program documents and telephone interviews with key staff. Issues explored for each model included program development, program implementation, contextual constraints, program results, and future of the program. Analysis of case study findings focuses on unique program features, common characteristics and trends, common contextual constraints, implications for practitioners, further research, and policy recommendations. A copy of the interview guide is provided in an appendix. (Contains 14 references.) (PB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Leadership Training, Preschool Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Education, Program Implementation, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
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