ERIC Number: ED453635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Leadership from the Middle: Parents as Partners for Change.
Early Childhood Bulletin, Win 1995
This issue of the "Early Childhood Bulletin" features extended excerpts of keynote speeches delivered by two parents of children with disabilities at the Partnerships for Progress meeting held in Washington, DC, in July of 1995. Florence Poyadue and Glenn Gabbard both delivered powerful keynote speeches at the Partnership meeting in 1989 and both returned in 1995 to reflect on the changes they had observed some 6 years later. Both parents, from very different perspectives, exemplify the challenges parents face as partners in the process of improving services for families and children with disabilities. The idea of "leadership from the middle" is discussed in the introduction of the article, and short biographical sketches of both speakers are included. Contact information and brief descriptions of four organizations serving parents of children with disabilities is given, and an annotated bibliography of five recommended books on leadership and change is included. (SG)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Family Influence, Family Programs, Inclusive Schools, Integrated Services, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Parent Empowerment, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Special Education
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NECTAS), 137 E. Franklin St., Suite 500, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3628. Tel: 919-962-8426; Tel: 877-574-3194 (TDD); Fax: 919-966-7463; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nectas.unc.edu.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federation for Children with Special Needs, Boston, MA.; National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, Chapel Hill, NC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H