ERIC Number: ED382335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Inclusion Plus Collaborative Teaming Equals Success in Early Childhood Education.
Crowe, Linda K.; And Others
This report describes the collaboration of a public school early childhood special education preschool, an area Head Start program, and a university to provide expanding educational opportunities for university students and preschool children. This paper describes the first year of the program, including the initial planning and the creation of a shared vision statement among the three organizations; the organization of the first year classroom and the identification of classroom-based interventions; the establishment of specific objectives for children with disabilities; and end-of-the-year outcomes, advantages, and evaluation. Twenty-two preschool children, 10 with disabilities and 12 typically developing Head Start children, participated in this pilot project to create an integrated early childhood program. University students from a variety of disciplines gained experience in working in an inclusive preschool setting. Graduate students in speech-language pathology provided classroom-based intervention under the combined supervision of a Head Start family educator, an early childhood special educator, and a university clinical supervisor. Contains 10 references. (Author/DR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Project Head Start
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (New Orleans, LA, November 17-21, 1994).