ERIC Number: ED361957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Quilting Integration: A Technical Assistance Guide on Integrated Early Childhood Programs. The Early Integration Training Project.
Holden, Leah; And Others
This guide was developed to help people meet the challenge of developing early childhood programs that are inclusive of all children, regardless of disability. The manual was written in the spirit of a quilting book, in its recognition of the importance of the quiltmaker's (and the program developer's) own adaptations, creativity, and inspiration. Quotations from quilting books and illustrations of popular quilting patterns are included in the margin notes. The manual was assembled from conversations with people in Ohio who have created inclusive environments, and the text is primarily excerpts from those conversations. Concepts covered include the meaning of integration, strategies related to integration, characteristics of children with disabilities, developmentally appropriate practices, management of the classroom environment, the philosophy of a family-centered approach, collaboration, changes in approaches to serving young children with disabilities and their families, leadership, conflict resolution techniques, and problem solving strategies. Its chapters have the following titles: "Designing the Pattern: The Idea of Integration,""Preparing the Fabric: Children,""Piecing the Quilt Tops: Families,""Assembling the Layers: Collaboration,""Stitching along New Lines: Change,""Binding the Edges: Leadership,""Smoothing Out the Wrinkles: Conflict Resolution," and "Tying Up Loose Threads: Solutions." (References accompany each chapter.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Classroom Environment, Conflict Resolution, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Family Involvement, Handicrafts, Leadership, Mainstreaming, Normalization (Disabilities), Program Development, Social Integration, Student Characteristics, Teamwork, Technical Assistance
NCHRTM-Special Education, Oklahoma State University, 816 West 6th St., Stillwater, OK 74078-0435 ($11.25, including postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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.