ERIC Number: ED212113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Indiana Integrated Model Preschool Program (Monroe County Community School Corporation Multi-Categorical Model Education Program). Final Report, July 1, 1980-June 30, 1981.
Shuster, Susan K.
The final report describes activities of the 3 year Integrated Model Preschool Program, which provided special educational services to up to 20 preschool handicapped children per year in an integrated public school setting in Monroe County, Indiana. First year activities focused on developing a prototype preschool demonstration program which could be replicated by local education agencies in anticipation of a future state mandate extending education of the handicapped to the preschool level. Fully developed in the second year, the program stressed individualized curricula implemented through an interdisciplinary team approach, part day mainstreaming with regular education students, and development of a data based instructional strategy. Third year efforts included refinement of the Goal Attainment Scaling process and parent pressures to replicate the project on the local level in lieu of statewide adoption. Program components are summarized in terms of direct service, parent-family participation, assessment of child progress, inservice training for Projet Staff, training for personnel from other programs and agencies, demonstration and dissemination, and corrdination with other agencies. The major portion of the document consists of appendixes including articles on the continuation of the preschool program, a summary of parent survey results, a report on goal attainment scaling, child growth, and the merits of alternative mainstreaming strategies for preschool children using a naturalistic evaluation approach. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. Foundation, Bloomington.