ERIC Number: ED401680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Inclusion through Transdisciplinary Teaming (ITT). Final Report.
Olson, Jennifer; And Others
This final report describes the Inclusion through Transdisciplinary Teaming (ITT) project, which provided support to personnel working in schools, child care centers, and Head Start programs as they designed and provided services that included young children with disabilities and their families. During its 3 years of outreach, ITT project staff offered 64 workshop presentations or on-site consultations where 1,787 individuals were trained or received technical assistance. The ITT model used strategic management theory to facilitate design and delivery of services within the primary target sites. An instrument, "Planning for Successful Inclusion," (PSI) was developed to help organizations produce change, facilitate the self-evaluation process, and focus on continuous improvement of quality services. Training and consultation were individualized to meet the needs of each site. Individual sections of the report describe the project's goals and objectives, theoretical framework, methodological problems and resolutions, and future activities. Extensive appendices include a list of instruments reviewed, the PSI Table of Contents, sample action plans, a sample of data collected, the training evaluation tool and data summary, and data on the use of the PSI by sites. (Contains 21 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Consultation Programs, Cooperative Programs, Day Care Centers, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Inclusive Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mainstreaming, Management Systems, Outreach Programs, Quality Control, Self Evaluation (Groups), Strategic Planning, Teacher Collaboration, Teamwork, Technical Assistance
University of Idaho, Idaho Center on Developmental Disabilities, 129 W. Third, Moscow, ID 83843; telephone: 208-885-3588.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Idaho Univ., Moscow. Idaho Center on Developmental Disabilities.