ERIC Number: ED313861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Supported Transition to Integrated Preschools. Project STIP.
Hanline, Mary Frances; Bair, Marilyn
The paper describes Project STIP (Supported Transition to Integrated Preschools), a demonstration project in San Francisco, California, which is developing and evaluating a model for integrating preschool children with special needs into regular education preschool programs. Project STIP also developed and evaluated a district-wide model for providing support to parents in the transition of their child into the school district preschool special education program. The model aims to give parents needed information to work with the school district in developing their child's educational program and adjusting to new educational systems and delivery models. The first section of the manual focuses on this parent support model, with subsections on: parent concerns and issues, assumptions underlying the providing of support, identifying family and community needs, providing a range of transition support services, the parent transition manual, supporting parents after placement in the preschool program, transition resources for parents, and transition resources for professionals. The second section deals with integrating preschool children, with subsections on: the rationale for integration, the integration specialist, maximizing integration opportunities, supporting and training regular education staff, supporting special educators, providing for parent involvement, and integration resources for professionals. Appendixes provide transition information, a list of integration specialist competencies, and integration inservice fliers. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: San Francisco Unified School District, CA.