ERIC Number: ED369224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Faculty Institute Multidisciplinary Inservice Model Demonstration Project. Final Report.
Bruder, Mary Beth; And Others
The Higher Education Faculty Institute was designed to increase the capacity of institutions of higher education to offer coursework, practicum, and specialty course sequences across personnel preparation programs for disciplines involved in early intervention. During the 3 years of the project, 38 higher education faculty were enrolled in Institutes representing 15 colleges and universities in the New York metropolitan area. The primary goal was to develop a model inservice program for university faculty representing related service disciplines. A 5-day Institute format was developed to train small groups of faculty and to provide follow-up technical assistance for 1 year. The outcomes expected were a redesign of coursework or practicum, creation of new courses and practicum activities, or a specialty sequence in early intervention. This report describes project goals and objectives, the theoretical and conceptual framework, model description, methodological and logistical problems, findings, project impact, and future activities. Appendices comprise the bulk of the report and include administrative documents such as contracts and curriculum vitae; a faculty manual and a curriculum covering legal issues and service parameters, family systems and cultural sensitivity, transdisciplinary programming and settings for instruction, individual family service plans and evaluation, and discipline specific recommendations/higher education issues in New York State; a bibliography of approximately 650 entries; and survey questionnaires. (Contains 21 references.) (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Faculty Development, Family Involvement, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Interdisciplinary Approach, Legal Responsibility, Practicums, Professional Education, Teaching Models
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: New York Medical Coll., Valhalla. Westchester Inst. for Human Development.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)