ERIC Number: ED316967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Joining In: Teachers and Parents. A Study of the Mainstreaming of Children with Educational Handicaps into Kindergartens and Playcentres. Studies in Education, No. 46.
This booklet explains the aims and practices of teachers of mainstreamed children with disabilities in 39 New Zealand preschools. Using data obtained from interviews, the report tells how these teachers saw their role, how they planned their programs, and how they organized activities for the children. It also describes their attitudes to, and practice regarding, assessment and records. Considerations regarding space planning, size of group, equipment, storage, books used, use of special learning techniques, and availability of special help are discussed. A sample group of 39 mothers was also interviewed to ascertain their viewpoints and experiences and to assess contacts with the preschool, views on their children's progress and at-home behavior, transportation problems, and other concerns. Teacher and parent interview questions are appended. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand