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ERIC Number: ED379841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Infusing Family-Centered Practices into Agency Administration. Project Ta-kos.
Parham, Patricia; McMahon, Patricia
This self-study manual for program administrators serving young special needs children and their families gives an overview of agency administration from the perspective of a family-centered approach. The areas of agency administration include: (1) family-centered philosophy and sound management practices; (2) governance; (3) mission; (4) development; (5) operations; (6) policy and personnel; (7) job descriptions and staff development; (8) program evaluation; and (9) community relationships. The manual contains self-evaluation forms for assessing how holistic the program's management practices are, where families fit in the program's governance structure, how the mission statement reflects family-centered principles, how development activities support the agency's philosophy, how agency operations demonstrate family-centered principles, how personnel policies are family-centered, how staff are identified and supported, where data are obtained on how well the program works for families, and what the program's community relationships are. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Alta Mira Specialized Family Services, Inc. Albuquerque, NM.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For related documents, see EC 303 710-715.