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ERIC Number: ED429774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 8
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Implementing IDEA '97 in the New Millennium. The Professional Development Leadership Academy: Enhancing Collaborative Partnerships for Systems Change.
Rude, Harvey; Murray, Karl; Stockhouse, Judy
The National Association of State Directors of Special Education has established the Professional Development Leadership Academy to assist states in meeting state improvement plan requirements of the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Professional development is crucial to this endeavor and will be accomplished through interagency, interinstitutional, and interdisciplinary training programs designed to insure systems change in support of educational reform. In its first year, the academy will train two state teams. The second year a cohort of five states will complete two training sessions. Training will expand to two cohorts of five states each per year, with sustained technical assistance for the second year. Through the training process, rural and small school educators, policy makers, administrators, teacher educators, special educators, and parents will have the opportunity to collaborate and form networks. Tables present the academy objectives and outline each curriculum section: strategic thinking, leadership, organizational change, creating collaborative partnerships, and systems of accountability. (TD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997