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Wei, Susan B.; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1993
In New Hampshire, a field-based competency-based program of independent study allows rural teachers to earn special education certificates. This Pool Expansion Plan (PEP) involves individualized assessment and training under the supervision of experienced mentors. Employer follow-up indicates a high degree of satisfaction with the competencies of…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Competency Based Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Independent Study
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Martin, James E.; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1994
Describes a transitional program that empowers special education students to make informed decisions about their vocational preferences and skills relative to the local job market. Focuses on self-directed assessment, job placement, development of self-management skills, long-term followup, and career development. Stresses the importance of…
Descriptors: Career Development, Education Work Relationship, High School Students, Job Skills
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Lombard, Richard C. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1994
Describes an interdisciplinary transition model currently used in rural Wisconsin for special needs students that links vocational assessment, Individualized Education Plan development, program placement, instructional support, exit transition conferences, and postschool followup. Stresses collaboration among students, parents, educators, and…
Descriptors: Community Services, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation, High School Students
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Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
Sums up the contributions of Handicapped Children's Early Education Program (HCEEP) and explains recent changes brought about by Public Law 98-199, which mandates state-level comprehensive service delivery systems and emphasizes interagency and interdisciplinary collaboration. Notes 102 demonstration projects, 28 outreach projects, and…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Early Childhood Education
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Lazzari, Andrea M. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
Describes Technical Assistance Centers established by the Virginia Department of Education to provide support services to preschool professionals throughout the state. Technical assistance--provided only at the request of the person who will receive it--includes needs assessments, information services, library services, on- and off-site…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Inservice Teacher Education, Linking Agents, Networks
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Gautt, Sandra W. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
Project LINCS (Linking Infants in Need with Comprehensive Services) is based on a process orientation to the delivery of comprehensive services for rural handicapped infants and their families. Effective regional-community linkage is developed by community analysis, community entree, formal linkage development, formal structured interaction, and…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Community Services, Cooperative Programs
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Hutinger, Patricia L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
Describes the Sharing Center component of the Macomb, Illinois, 0-3 Rural Project enabling parents in rural communities and small towns to join their disabled children in activities and to share experiences with other parents of disabled young children. Discusses Center establishment, participant characteristics, staff preparation, activities,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Infants, Mobile Educational Services, Outreach Programs
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Gates, Carmelia; Kappan, David I. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
Describes graduate teacher education program at University of Northern Colorado emphasizing full and equal training in three competency areas: academic instruction, orientation/mobility, and needs of severely/profoundly handicapped blind children. Finds program serves rural/small schools and districts lacking sufficient population of visually…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Higher Education, Itinerant Teachers, Multiple Disabilities
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