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ERIC Number: ED369631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Regionalized Parent and Staff Development: The Rural California Model (RRCM).
Iverson, Landa J.; Pagni, Susan
The regionalization of the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) in special education provides an effective and cost-efficient means of delivering training to parents and professionals. Public Law 101-476, the Individuals with Disabilities Act, mandated that each state form a CSPD, primarily to prepare personnel to educate children with disabilities. California responded by forming a CSPD advisory committee as a mechanism for information, dissemination, comments, and funding of personnel development in special education. The state was divided into 12 regions, with each region forming a Regional Coordination Council (RCC). The 12 councils have membership from school personnel, community members, parents, institutions of higher education, and other educational advocates. Region H Coordinating Council is located in a rural, geographically and culturally diverse area, which creates additional challenges for developing parent and special education training. When establishing RCCs, states should consider political dynamics, geography, and cultural diversity of regions and the allocation and accountability of funds. In order for the council to be effective, an open interchange of parent and professional development is necessary. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California