ERIC Number: ED098736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Are Preschools Willing to Integrate Children with Handicaps? Careers in Integrated Early Childhood Programs.
Gorelick, Molly C.
A questionnaire was sent to 230 private nursery schools in Northwest Los Angeles County to determine the schools' willingness to enroll children with handicaps. Of the 72 schools that responded, 60 were agreeable to having children with handicaps referred to them, 27 had children presently attending with physical handicaps, and 17 had children with mental handicaps. Reasons cited for not accepting handicapped children were lack of trained staff (29 schools), inappropriate facilities (15), and lack of appropriate license (10 schools). Respondents were most willing to accept partially deaf children and least willing to accept severely mentally children. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Northridge. Preschool Lab.