ERIC Number: ED097792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep-10
Reference Count: 0
What's in a Label? Careers in Integrated Early Childhood Programs.
Gorelick, Molly C.
The paper, given by the director of a project to train teachers for early childhood education programs which integrate handicapped and normal children, focuses on the effects of labeling on teacher-child interaction. The author recounts her own experience with teaching handicapped children and the historical tendency to label and segregate various classes of children. She notes the problem her project has had in coping with the insecurity of teachers when confronted with a handicapped child in the regular class. Stressed is the need for all teachers to learn to assess each child, plan individualized programs, and overcome prejudices concerning human differences. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Northridge. Preschool Lab.