ERIC Number: ED459582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul-25
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Early Childhood Special Educators for Inclusive Settings Project (Project Prepare) Final Report.
This final report of Project Prepare, a federally funded program at the University of Tennessee, describes the critical features and specific goals of the project, as well as program evaluation methods and results. The program was funded to develop a personnel preparation program for early childhood specialists that emphasized an interdisciplinary, inclusive approach. Critical features and goals included: (1) a sequence of competency-based coursework and seminars that prepared students in child-related, team-related, and agency-related competencies; (2) integration of course content to increase the number of licensed personnel possessing the competencies to provide comprehensive, transdisciplinary services to infants, toddlers, and preschool children and their families in natural settings; (3) an interdisciplinary focus that prepared personnel to assume diverse roles and responsibilities related to meeting the needs of young children with disabilities and their families; and (4) expand the knowledge of how to most effectively implement a "research into practice" model of personnel preparation. (SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Coll. of Education.