ERIC Number: ED149498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Integrating Young Severely Handicapped Children Into Regular Preschool Headstart and Child Development Program/s.
Coy, Michael N.
Examined were the effects of integratinq 14 trainable mentally retarded students (3-8 years old) into regular preschool programs. Nine questionnaires measuring attitudes and behavior were completed by teaching staff and parents, and anecdotal records were reviewed. Teachers showed a positive gain in attitude toward integration, where a control group of teachers demonstrated a decline in attitude toward integration. Pre- and post-test scores on the Preschool Attainment Record indicated that the handicapped students integrated into regular preschool programs benefitted more than students who were not integrated. (Appended are evaluation and survey instruments and case study summaries.) (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Merced County Schools, CA.