ERIC Number: ED356578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Early Integration Training Project: Trainer's Manual.
Anketell, Mary, Ed.; And Others
The materials contained in this Early Integration Training Project manual are designed for trainers who are interested in facilitating an increase in the integrated options available for young children with disabilities and their families. The training is more process than content oriented and is highly dependent upon group interactions. It provides opportunities for participants to build local linkages and to impact local issues. Key themes in the project suggest that: environments for all learners need to be emotionally secure and physically safe; learning can be enhanced through individualization; and all learners have a variety of strengths and needs. The training materials are divided into four content areas or modules: (1) "What Is Integration?" which provides information on integration and quality programming for young children with disabilities; (2) "Who Are the Children?" which provides information on the abilities and needs of young children with and without disabilities; (3) "Who Are the Adults?" which provides information on options for integrated programs and identifies the roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise of the adult team members; and (4) "Problem Solving Strategies and Preparation for Integration" which provides solutions to identified barriers to integration. Each module comprises four sections: module text, training activities, forms for overhead transparencies, and summary papers. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Experience, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mainstreaming, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Program Development, Social Integration, Staff Role, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Teacher Role, Training, Young Children
National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials, Oklahoma State University, 816 West 6th St., Stillwater, OK 74078-0435.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Special Needs Populations.
Note: For the final report, see EC 302 009.