ERIC Number: ED417556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Discretionary Projects Supported by the Office of Special Education Programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Fiscal Year 1997: Research, Innovation, and Evaluation.
Orkwis, Ray; DeCarme, Judi; Glover, Jeanne
The five-volume directory describes more than 1,200 discretionary grants and contracts supported by the Research to Practice Division of the Office of Special Education Programs. The projects are grouped into sections representing the seven program areas of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments (1997), Part D. This volume, the first of the set, describes projects concerning "Research and Innovation To Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities" and "Studies and Evaluations". The Research and Innovation projects aim to produce and advance the use of knowledge to improve services provided under IDEA, including improving the practices of personnel who are providing services to children with disabilities and improving the educational results for these children. The Studies and Evaluation projects are designed to assess the effectiveness of state and local efforts to provide a free appropriate education to children with disabilities and to provide early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities or those at risk of developmental delays. The approximately 500 projects described are grouped by funding competitions and include information on grant number, title, project director, beginning and ending dates, and contact information. An abstract usually describes the project's purpose, proposed method, and proposed products. Four indexes are provided: a project director index, an organization index, a state index, and a subject index. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Innovation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Grants, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Research and Development, Special Education, State Programs, Theory Practice Relationship
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1589; toll-free telephone: 888-232-7733; World Wide Web: http://www.cec.sped.org (Stock No. R5267, $6 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA. ERIC/OSEP Special Project on Interagency Information Dissemination.