ERIC Number: ED260523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Including All of Us: An Early Childhood Curriculum about Disability.
Froschl, Merle; And Others
The book is intended as a guide for creating an early childhood curriculum that is inclusive, nonsexist, multicultural and includes images and role models of children and adults with disabilities. A brief history of Project Inclusive is followed by an introduction tracing the project's assumptions regarding role models, stereotypes based on disabilities, language bias, and ways to incorporate disability awareness into the curriculum. Suggestions for introducing an inclusive curriculum into the standard early childhood curriculum are offered, followed by a description of activities in three traditional preschool units: same/different, body parts, and transportation. Each unit incorporates one disability (hearing impairments, visual impairment, and mobility impairment, in that order). Each unit contains an overview, a preliminary activity, and six sequential activities. The overviews examine ways in which learning about disabilities extends good early childhood practices. A resource list includes an annotated bibliography of curriculum materials, children's books, and background reading for teachers and parents. (CL)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Hearing Impairments, Multicultural Education, Physical Disabilities, Role Models, Stereotypes, Student Attitudes, Transportation, Visual Impairments
Educational Equity Concepts, 440 Park Ave. South, New York, NY 10016 ($10.95; 20% discount for 10 or more).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Equity Concepts, Inc., New York, NY.