ERIC Number: ED387248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Why Is Integration in Early Childhood Special Education Beneficial?
This study polled 35 early childhood educators pursuing master's degrees in early childhood special education or early intervention concerning the integration of typically-developing children with those who have special needs. A nine-item survey questionnaire was developed to assess the educators attitudes concerning the benefits of such integration. A total of 32 of the 35 educators strongly agreed or agreed that benefits included typically-developing and special needs children serving as role models for each other and typical children serving as language models for children with special needs. Only 22 of the educators strongly agreed or agreed that integrated classrooms encouraged parents of special needs children to have more realistic expectations for their children. (Contains 17 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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