ERIC Number: ED359739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May-31
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Resource Center for Special Education. Final Report.
Carlson, Laurance; And Others
The Federal Resource Center for Special Education (FRC) was established to provide consultation, training, and technical assistance to Regional Resources Centers (RRCs) in order to enhance the quality and consistency of technical assistance content provided to State Education Agencies. FRC efforts focused on the Office of Special Education Programs' (OSEP's) designated national priorities, which include improving state policies that ensure access and inclusion and issues related to improving outcomes for children with disabilities. This report outlines project tasks, presents the conceptual framework for the project, describes technical assistance activities initiated, evaluates the project, and examines project impact. Specifically, the FRC identified, documented, and reported significant issues and trends in special education, including those involved with the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development and enhancing services for children from minority backgrounds; facilitated information exchange among the RRC network and other federally funded technical assistance providers; strengthened RRC services through information exchange, consultation, and training; organized, synthesized, and disseminated knowledge concerning attention deficit disorder; and facilitated the evaluation of technical assistance by RRCs and OSEP. (JDD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Attention Deficit Disorders, Consultation Programs, Disabilities, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Information Networks, Mainstreaming, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Resource Centers, Special Education, Technical Assistance, Training, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federal Resource Center for Special Education, Lexington, KY.