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ERIC Number: ED438680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-5
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Carolina Model Inservice Training Project. Final Report.
McWilliam, P. J.; Vance, Sherra
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of the Carolina Model Inservice Training Project, a federally supported program in North Carolina to develop an effective and replicable inservice training model for assisting early intervention programs to apply a family-centered approach in their work with young children (birth to 8 years) with disabilities and their families. Innovative features of the model included: (1) a team-based approach to training; (2) the active participation of parents in training; (3) the systematic development of plans for improving services at both the program level and the level of the individual practitioner; and (4) use of the case method of instruction as a means of facilitating the application of family-centered principles. The project provided training to early intervention direct service personnel in collaboration with state-level personnel development systems and certification requirements. A series of six workshops were conducted. Evaluation examined changes in participants' attitudes and beliefs, the ability of participants to apply family-centered principles to realistic case situations, and participants' self-assessments. An instructor's guidebook was also developed. (Contains 14 references.) (DB)
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, University of North Carolina, CB#8180, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8180.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina