ERIC Number: ED385971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
The National Assistance Project for Special Education Technology. Final Report. Part I: Project Description. Part II: Evaluation. Part III: Case Studies and Vignettes.
Mayo, Michael; And Others
This report on the National Assistance Project for Special Education Technology provides a description, evaluation of the project, case studies, and vignettes. The project provided technical assistance to local school districts to implement technology within special education programs. In year 1, technical assistance was provided to 27 local education agencies, 2 intermediate educational units, and 1 state education agency. Thirteen of these sites received additional assistance in year 2, and 17 new sites were added. Detailed case studies for seven of the original sites and five additional mini-cases helped to assess the components of effective technical assistance, as well as factors influencing the success or failure of change efforts in special education technology. Technical assistance was provided in needs assessment, problem identification, goal setting, keeping informed about and utilizing new technology in special education, planning for introducing educational innovations, on-site demonstrations of technology products and applications, training workshops, linking school districts with other technology resources, and consultation with experts. The 100-page evaluation section covers the theoretical framework, the evaluation design, and the results of the cross-case analysis. (Contains 22 references.) (SW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Computer Uses in Education, Consultation Programs, Disabilities, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Needs Assessment, Pilot Projects, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Districts, Special Education, Teamwork, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: NETWORK, Inc., Andover, MA.