ERIC Number: ED424704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
National Replication of a Model for Early Childhood Special Education Program Development: The Model Program Development (MPD) Outreach Project. Final Report.
Fox, Wayne L.; Capone, Angela; Hull, Karla; Dennis, Ruth E.; Ross-Allen, Jane
This final report describes the outcome of a program designed to affect the quality of early childhood special education services in participating states though the replication and dissemination of a validated Model for Early Childhood Special Education Program Development. The Model for Program Development (MPD) was designed to enable early childhood programs to establish new services or to improve existing services for young children (ages 3-5) with disabilities and their families. MPD utilized processes and designed activities that promote family, multi-agency and community involvement; are culturally, linguistically and ethnically sensitive; address the unique needs of the community; facilitate program planning and development; and promote the implementation of best practices. Project activities included: (1) conducting Leadership Training Institutes for participating states that focused on the MPD and best practices in the delivery of early childhood special education services; (2) providing on-site technical assistance consistent with comprehensive state plans of action developed by a state planning team from each participating state; and (3) disseminating and delivering best practice information, support, and modules for self assessment and program development. Appendices include a goal attainment scale, constituent group impact of activities, and state summaries. (Contains 16 resources.) (CR)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Family Involvement, Inservice Education, Leadership Training, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Children, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Teaching Models, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington. Univ. Affiliated Program of Vermont.