ERIC Number: ED108426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Mainstreaming and Early Childhood Education for Handicapped Children: Review and Implications of Research. Final Report.
Wynne, Suzan; And Others
Presented are results of a project which reviewed and critically analyzed the research literature and produced a bibliography of 291 books, reports, and articles related to the mainstreaming of preschool handicapped children. It is explained that major project activities involved searching the literature, interviewing experts in early childhood education, and visiting local preschool programs. Discussed in the first half of the document are historical trends in the education of handicapped children, issues in early intervention and in early childhood mainstreaming, and problems in the research methodology. Summarized are considerations in developing an integrated early childhood program, and issues involved in a child's transition from such a program to an elementary school. Among conclusions reported are that the value of an intervention program depends on the degree to which that program focuses on the child's special needs, and that greater public financial support is needed. Recommendations are also made regarding census taking by the states, future policies of the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped, and research needs. The second half of the document consists of the bibliography (Many entries are abstracted), with author and subject indexes. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: Wynne Associates, Washington, DC.