Developing Comprehensive Personnel Systems: Issues and Alternatives

Jeanette A. McCollum, Donald B. Bailey

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The long-term success of PL 9—457 ultimately depends on the extent to which states can ensure that professionals working in early intervention are adequately prepared. Two broad issues must be addressed in developing comprehensive personnel systems: the development of personnel standards and the development of a system that will enable personnel to achieve these standards. This article provides an overview of the many issues states must address in developing their personnel systems. Selected examples from various states are provided to demonstrate alternatives and approaches currently being considered and implemented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-65
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Early Intervention
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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