ERIC Number: ED443257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec-10
Reference Count: N/A
[Memorandum to Michigan State Board of Education on Approval of Policy Framework for the Implementation of Goals for Special Education.]
Ellis, Arthur E.
This paper presents a policy framework for the implementation of goals for special education in Michigan. The first part of the paper is a memorandum that recommends the policy framework. Attachment A presents goals for providing a support system to students with disabilities to foster their progress in the general curriculum. Goals include: (1) aligning administrative rules for special education with federal regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), including Parts B (preschool services) and C (early intervention); (2) supporting provision of inclusive preschool services; (3) integrating planning and service delivery for schoolwide models of early intervention for at-risk students; (4) having individual student characteristics guide the individual education program planning process; (5) supporting teachers and practitioners; (6) ensuring current research and proven practices guide personnel development; (7) supporting parent involvement; (8) supporting administrative flexibility; (9) using standards of quality for delivery of early intervention and preschool services; and (10) holding schools accountable for effective service delivery and student performance. Detailed steps are provided for reaching each of the goals. A sampling of current contexts and findings related to the policy framework are presented in Attachment B, and goals for early childhood special education and transition and adult services are provided in Attachment C. (CR)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Inclusive Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Preschool Education, Prevention, Services, Special Education, State Regulation, Strategic Planning, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997