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ERIC Number: ED271901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Other 10%: Integration in a Pre-School Program.
Mlinarcik, Sandy
One of a series of case studies on mainstreaming programs, the report describes a pre-kindergarten program serving disabled children. Interviews with program participants and classroom observations focus on the total learning environment and the experience of five mainstreamed children. Initial comments address the program's physical setting and the relationship between the pre-kindergarten program and the elementary school. The following aspects are considered for each of two class levels: the programs's open administration, teaching staff, student population, classroom environment, and organization and daily activities. It is explained that special strategies are not employed for children with disabilities, but rather that general practices such as positive reinforcement are implemented for all children. Examples of programmatic elements related to mainstreaming (teacher preparation and training pre-kindergarten early childhood models) are cited. The effects of the program's failure to integrate special interventions and teaching strategies are noted. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: In the Mainstream: Case Studies of Integrated Education for Children with Disabilities, see EC 171 309.