ERIC Number: ED454683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Improving the Quality of Early Intervention Personnel by Enhancing Faculty Expertise: Findings and Recommendations of the Regional Faculty Institutes. Executive Summary.
Hebbeler, Kathy, Ed.
In 1992, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) funded four projects for a three-year period to increase the participation of higher education faculty in inservice training for personnel in early intervention. These projects included: the Southeastern Institute for Faculty Training (SIFT), the Northeastern Early Intervention Faculty Training Institute, the Midwestern Consortium for Faculty Development (MCFD), and the Western Region Faculty Institute for Training (WRFIT). The projects were required to enhance faculty expertise through the utilization of state-of-the-art information related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and innovative training resources. They were required to develop and evaluate curricula for use by faculty members, and these curricula were required to include discipline specific as well as multidisciplinary content related to Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs), service coordination, family-focused intervention, collaboration, and other relevant topics in early education. Each of the projects served a specific region of the country and each developed a unique model. This executive summary describes the projects, their accomplishments, and lessons learned. Lists of products for each project are included. (SG)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Faculty Development, Family Programs, Individualized Family Service Plans, Inservice Education, Instructional Innovation, Preschool Education, Staff Development
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, Chapel Hill, NC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C