ERIC Number: ED353755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Integration. Project Prepare: Competency-Based Personnel Preparation in Early Childhood Education Modules.
Pisarchick, Sally E.; And Others
One of nine competency-based training modules for personnel preparation in early childhood special education, this guide focuses on integration of children with disabilities in preschool programs. All modules are adaptable for use with a general audience, direct service personnel, or administrators and are based on the following principles of the Ohio Department of Education's Division of Early Childhood Education: developmentally appropriate practice; integration of children with disabilities with typically developing peers; collaborative relationships with families; attention to individual needs; and provision for and valuing of diversity among young children and their families. Modules are intended to be used in whole or in part, in groups or for self-instruction. Each module comprises goals; competencies (knowledge, skill, and values and attitudes); and objectives, with a matrix for each objective identifying enabling activities, resources, and leader notes. Relevant handouts, forms, and readings are provided for each objective. This module addresses five goals: (1) define preschool integration and become aware of its impact; (2) know the legal and ethical bases for preschool integration; (3) recognize the value of preschool integration in providing educational services to infants and young children, including those with special needs; (4) develop a plan to provide integrated services using existing resources, modifying current techniques, and creating appropriate strategies; and (5) become familiar with model programs providing integrated service. (Contains approximately 30 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Compliance (Legal), Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Philosophy, Ethics, Family School Relationship, Inservice Teacher Education, Legal Responsibility, Mainstreaming, Preschool Education, Program Development, Social Integration, Special Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Early Childhood Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cuyahoga Special Education Service Center, Maple Heights, OH.