ERIC Number: ED444287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Building Capacity for Sustainable Change. Final Report.
Ferguson, Dianne L.; Ralph, Ginevra
This final report discusses the activities and outcomes of the Oregon Building Capacity for Sustainable Change (BCSC) Project. This project provided a unique and comprehensive alternative professional development strategy for increasing the capacity of families and educators to effectively design, deliver, and continuously improve supported, inclusionary educational services for students with developmental disabilities. For each of the three project years, BCSC supported fellowships for educators and family members to participate in a special university-based 4-course professional development sequence. Additionally, the first three of the courses each year were offered over EDNET, Oregon's 1-way video, 2-way audio distance teaching technology. Courses included: "Curriculum Planning for Students with Severe Disabilities I and II,""Classroom Management & Program Improvement," and "The Role of Families in Bringing School Inclusion to the Community." Over the three years, BCSC supported a heterogeneous mix of 149 professionals and family members from over 27 different school districts. These participants studied at various locations around the state at 21 different EDNET downlink sites and worked in class alongside preservice teachers and masters degree students. The report discusses the project's design, many accomplishments, and distance education format. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon