ERIC Number: ED322665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Total Integration: Young Children Learning Together. A Three Year Research Study of the CTL Preschool Program, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of North Dakota.
Rocklage, Lynne A.; Benson, Bjorn, Ed.
This study investigated effects of total integration on manifest behavior and skill development of young handicapped and nonhandicapped children (N=148 of each) and their families. A secondary focus was to delineate and describe the program curricula and structure of the Center for Teaching and Learning (University of North Dakota) preschool program. Primary data sources were the Child Application Form and Background Information Form completed upon each child's entry, periodic developmental assessment, and a family questionnaire assessing satisfaction with the program and similar attitudes. The program is described in depth, including training experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as family profiles and outcomes for children's skills in fine and gross motor activity, speech/language, general knowledge and preacademic preparation. Results indicated numerous benefits in terms of skill gains and social integration for both handicapped and nonhandicapped participants and high degrees of enthusiasm from participant families. Contains about 110 references. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Center for Teaching and Learning.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (68th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 23-27, 1990). The University of North Dakota Faculty Research Committee provided partial funding.