ERIC Number: ED459583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Project Options: An Interdisciplinary Outcome-Based Training Program for Preparing Early Childhood Personnel. Final Report.
This final report summarizes the activities and evaluation of Project Outcomes, a program developed at the University of Kentucky to prepare personnel to work with young children and their families in inclusive settings. The program was built around three unique components: (1) individual program plans were developed for each student; (2) each course was offered in an alternative format, such as distance learning, weekend courses, summer institutes, and night courses; and (3) the project focused on developing partnerships with families. The outcomes of the project were: (1) an increased number of early childhood personnel trained to work in both urban and rural areas; (2) increased educational opportunities for nontraditional students; and (3) increased opportunities for collaboration between professionals and families. The project accomplished all of its outcomes at a cost of about $5,520 per student. Students in rural and urban settings were able to take courses together, and of the 28 students who have finished or are nearing graduation, all are working with young children birth to 8, with the majority working in inclusive programs for children who are birth to five. Included are lists of courses offered throughout the life of the project, inservices attended and conducted, professional conference presentations given, and research conducted. (SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Coll. of Education.