ERIC Number: ED462795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
SCRIPTs for Successful Change. Final Report of the SCRIPT (Supporting Change & Reform in Interprofessional Preservice Training) Project.
Winton, Pamela J.; Catlett, Camille
This final report summarizes the activities of a federally funded project designed to prepare higher education faculty to serve as leaders in providing and promoting quality interprofessional preservice instruction in their states. SCRIPT enhanced and replicated a validated model that had previously been developed, implemented and evaluated in 20 states. The model used a systems change approach, designed to make a long lasting and meaningful impact on personnel preparation programs. SCRIPT prepared teams of higher education faculty, family members, practitioners and agency representatives from eight states to serve as leaders in providing early childhood (0-9) intervention training in their states. A total of 254 state-level early childhood intervention leaders and 109 interdisciplinary team members from Missouri, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska, North Carolina, and North Dakota participated directly in SCRIPT activities. Documented benefits of participation included: (1) statistically significant increases in faculty knowledge and skills in early intervention content and training strategies; (2) greater faculty commitment to participating in community-based inservice and technical assistance activities; (3) higher quality preservice and inservice training; and (4) increased linkages among state agencies, institutions of higher education, and consumers for personnel preparation at the state level. This report describes the project's training model, activities and participants, and discusses its goals and objectives, conceptual framework, dissemination activities, challenges, evaluation results, and impact. An appendix includes preservice and inservice personnel preparation quality indicators. (Contains 37 references.) (SG)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Higher Education, Infants, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Models, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Toddlers, Young Children
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB #8185, Sheryl-Mar Bldg., Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa; Kentucky; Missouri; Nebraska; North Carolina; North Dakota; Oklahoma; Wisconsin