ERIC Number: EJ884502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
The National Status of In-Service Professional Development Systems for Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education Practitioners
Bruder, Mary Beth; Mogro-Wilson, Cristina; Stayton, Vicki D.; Dietrich, Sylvia L.
Infants and Young Children, v22 n1 p13-20 Jan-Mar 2009
Early intervention and preschool special education coordinators in the 50 states and territories were interviewed about the current status of professional development in-service systems in their state. A definition consisting of 8 components of an in-service professional development system was used to analyze the state systems. Twenty Part C early intervention systems had professional development in-service training models that met the definition, and 23 preschool special education in-service systems met the definition. Results on selected findings are presented and discussed within the context of developing effective in-service professional development systems for the early intervention and preschool special education workforce.
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Faculty Development, Special Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preschool Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Interviews, Teacher Competencies, Program Evaluation, Federal Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C