ERIC Number: ED188424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Transition Practices and Parental Involvement in Early Childhood Handicapped Programs.
Swartz, Stanley L.; And Others
Transition practices and parental involvement in early childhood handicapped programs were studied in 74 Illinois public preschool handicapped programs. Data was collected by personal interview of teachers and parents of children enrolled in the programs. Transition practices, including mainstreaming efforts, were found to be inadequately planned and implemented. Program entrance and exit standards were not clearly defined and sending and receiving teachers had limited contact in program and placement decisions. Actual and preferred parental involvement data for nine parental roles were collected. Discrepancies were found that suggested confusion by both teachers and parents regarding appropriate and productive parental involvement. Efforts reported to encourage parental involvement were contraindicated. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Western Illinois Univ., Macomb.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session B-4).