ERIC Number: ED203602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Model Preschool Programs for Handicapped Bilingual Children.
Problems facing bilingual preschoolers with handicaps are addressed and 18 model programs are identified through brief summaries. Programs represent home based as well as center based approaches, English as a Second Language models, and both mainstreamed and special class settings. Program summaries obtained through written questionnaires and telephone interviews focus on eight topics: site setting and funding; number, types, and ages of handicapped children served; identification and selection procedures; staffing; parent involvement; program focus; instructional language; and major problems encountered. Among conclusions cited are that community support is important, parents must be involved, and language is a sensitive issue. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.