ERIC Number: ED119445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Mainstreaming and Early Childhood Education for Handicapped Children; A Guide for Teachers and Parents. Final Report.
Wynne, Suzan; And Others
Written primarily for educators and parents interested in the education of young handicapped children, the document contains a review and analysis of the research literature concerned with preschool mainstreaming in the context of the present range of preschool programs. In the introduction, it is reported that information comes from interviews and site visits as well as from a review of the literature, and that the ability and attitude of the teacher appear to be the most important factors in the success of an integrated program. The following six chapters cover such topics as trends in the education of young handicapped children (from 1861 to the present), the effectiveness of early intervention programs, approaches to early childhood education mainstreaming (partial and complete mainstreaming), elements of a mainstreamed early childhood education program (including program design, teacher role, and parent participation), major issues in mainstreaming (such as assessment and placement of young handicapped children, reasons for favoring mainstreaming, and preparation for elementary school), and unanswered questions about mainstreaming (which include "what type of curriculum obtains the greatest gains with which kinds of children?"). Appended is a bibliography of about 50 articles, books, and documents and 10 children's books with information usually including author, title, source, publication date, description, and availability. Also provided is a list of organizations, bibliographies, and other sources of information noted to be helpful to educators and parents of handicapped children. (SB)
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.