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Noggle Amy K., Stites Michele L., September, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this qualitative study, we examined the lived experiences of three typically developing children participating in inclusive preschool programs for children with special needs. Inclusion has been considered a best practice in early childhood…
Sucuoglu Nimet Bulbin, Bakkaloglu Hatice, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The parent-teacher relationship is one of the main elements of effective preschool inclusion affecting children, parent and teacher outcomes; therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between parents (mothers) and…
Brodzeller Katharine L., Ottley Jennifer Riggie, Jung Jeesun, Coogle Christan Grygas, May, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
The inclusive education of children with disabilities is considered best practice, yet many early childhood educators feel unprepared to deliver appropriate instruction for children with disabilities and often require supports to successfully meet…
Sira Natalia, Maine Erica, McNeil Sarah, January-March 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study investigated perceptions, thoughts, and attitudes of parents of typically developing children enrolled in inclusive 3-year-old and 4-year-old preschool classrooms. Using a qualitative approach, guided by ecological system theory…
Winslow Amanda, Fall 2017
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this action research project was to determine commonly reported barriers impacting inclusion in a child care setting. Data was collected through qualitative survey responses via an electronic survey and a small focus group of child…
Valente Joseph Michael, July, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this article, I demonstrate how hybrid language practices allow for children to make use of their full linguistic repertoire in negotiating the social and communicative demands of the school environment (Axelrod in Early Child Educ J, p 1-8, 2014…
Pelatti Christina Yeager, Dynia Jaclyn M., Logan Jessica A. R., Justice Laura M., Kaderavek Joan N., December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background Although classroom quality is an important consideration, few recent research studies have examined the process and structural quality in publicly funded early childhood education (ECE) and inclusive ECE classrooms. This study provides an…
Weiland Christina, November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Theory and empirical work suggest inclusion preschool improves the school readiness of young children with special needs, but only 2 studies of the model have used rigorous designs that could identify causality. The present study examined the…
Majoko Tawanda, November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined pre-service teachers' understanding, attitudes, preparation and concerns regarding inclusion in early childhood education (ECE) in Zimbabwe. Entrenched within inclusive pedagogy, this descriptive study draws on a sample of 24 pre…
Warren Susan R., Martinez Richard S., Sortino Lori A., October-December 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A growing body of research and legislative policies support the importance of high-quality early intervention systems for preschool children with disabilities. Inclusion programs are viable means for providing this support, yet limited progress has…
Costalas Anna, Johnson Jennifer, Labas Linda, Morris Sandra L., Bruder Mary Beth, 07 September, 2016
Multimedia
This webinar discusses the role of early childhood workforce professional development in the area of support for young children with disabilities via inclusion. Presenters explore ways in which inclusion practices and principles can be embedded into…
Costalas Anna, Johnson Jennifer, Labas Linda, Morris Sandra L., Bruder Mary Beth, 07 September, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that discusses the role of early childhood workforce professional development in the area of support for young children with disabilities via inclusion. Presenters explore ways in which inclusion…
Lynch Kathleen Bodisch, Uhl Monica, Reece John, Buck Deana McGuire, Gilles Donna L., July-September 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As the number of young children with disabilities being included in diverse early childhood settings continues to increase, employing personnel with the requisite knowledge and skills to support their active participation and learning becomes of…
Rice Catherine E., Adamson Lauren B., Winner Ellen, McGee Gail G., July-September 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the ways in which young children with autism and typical children focus their engagement with objects and people (peers and adults) in an inclusive preschool setting. A cross-sectional analysis was conducted of 30 typical…
Guralnick Michael J., Bruder Mary Beth, July-September 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed
The current status and future directions of early childhood inclusion in the United States are discussed from the perspective of 4 key goals: access, accommodations and feasibility, developmental progress, and social integration. Recommendations are…