ERIC Number: ED379834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec-21
Reference Count: N/A
UWM Preservice Early Intervention Project: Respecting the Full Range of Diversity across Early Childhood Settings. Final Report, Fiscal Years 1991-1994.
Hains, Ann Higgins
This project recruited and provided preservice training for individuals from underrepresented groups who were interested in working in urban areas with young children with special needs and their families. The project was implemented within the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Exceptional Education program in collaboration with the Curriculum and Instruction program and the Center for Teacher Education. The program included both existing and proposed coursework and opportunities for fieldwork and practica experiences in a variety of settings including community-based and public school programs. Competencies related to family-centered intervention, team collaboration and consultation, care coordination (case management), cultural diversity, transition planning, and problem-solving were infused into the program. Experienced professionals from underrepresented populations were recruited as mentors. Interviews with students indicated that students' expectations were being met. This report discusses the project's objectives, accomplishments toward objectives, and project findings. Appendices contain a project brochure, news releases, student teaching evaluation form, UWM-Milwaukee Area Technical College articulation agreement, and a preservice student questionnaire. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. Dept. of Exceptional Education.