ERIC Number: ED404823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan-17
Reference Count: N/A
Southeastern Institute for Faculty Training (SIFT): A Training Model for Systems Change. Final Report.
North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.
This report describes a training program designed to assist 15 Southeastern states in preparing quality early intervention personnel to serve young children with disabilities and their families. The goals of the project are described, including: (1) increasing states' progress in implementing the personnel preparation component of Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act by facilitating linkages between institutions of higher education and state agencies; (2) increasing higher education faculty members' knowledge and skills related to providing effective and innovative Part H inservice training; (3) assisting faculty in embedding state-of-the-art information related to Part H content and training into the inservice training they provide to practitioners; (4) evaluating the impact of the training model on states and on faculty; and (5) disseminating training information and resources through a network of higher education faculty, state agency representatives, and other organizations. Critical components of the project's model are described, which include stakeholder support and vision, leadership commitment, individual and state needs assessment, infusion of information and activities to meet individual and state needs, action planning, and follow-up support during implementation. Products, presentations, and publications from the project are listed. (Contains 34 references.) (Author/CR)
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: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H