ERIC Number: ED419655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Technical Assistance User's Guide: A Guidebook for Assisting Region V Educators in Identifying Federal Educational Services and Resources Available in the State of Arkansas.
Southwest Educational Development Lab, Metairie, LA. Southeast Comprehensive Assistance Center.
The purpose of this guide is to provide educators in Region V (the Southeast) and in Arkansas in particular with a reference to the network of federally-funded technical assistance providers. It addresses questions about technical assistance: its primary functions, principles and service delivery strategies, circumstances appropriate to technical assistance, and service providers in Region V. Technical assistance is professional development (preservice and inservice experiences related to program development, implementation, and evaluation) and support for organizational restructuring or major program changes (small group assistance, group facilitation, materials, training manuals, networking). Principles of effective technical assistance include working with systems, helping clients identify problems and find solutions, valuing diversity and access, using what is known about adult learners, building capacity, translating policy into effective practice, using varied service delivery strategies, recognizing challenges associated with ongoing growth and change, and being cost effective. Circumstances that require technical assistance are listed. Questions related to choosing technical assistance providers are offered that involve audience and expectations, environmental analysis, planning, implementation, assessment, and institutionalization of change. A profile of technical assistance providers available to the state of Arkansas lists contact information, purpose, and description of services for the Comprehensive Regional Assistance Center, Regional Educational Laboratory, Desegregation Assistance Center, Regional Resource Center for Special Education, Regional Technology in Education Consortium, and Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Consortium. (SAS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab, Metairie, LA. Southeast Comprehensive Assistance Center.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas