ERIC Number: ED438680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-5
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)
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Principles, Family Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Teaching Models, Teamwork, Training, Young Children
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
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina