ERIC Number: ED398220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Setting the Stage: Including Children with Disabilities in Head Start. Training Guides for the Head Start Learning Community.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
This foundation guide is addressed to Head Start staff, parents, and consultants to help them develop a broader view of their roles and to support the program's efforts to include children with disabilities in the various worlds around them. The guide includes the following sections: (1) "Module 1: There's Room for All of Us," which helps participants identify ways in which their own perceptions and experiences influence how they interact with children with disabilities and their families; (2) "Module 2: Communication Counts," which helps participants identify and practice ways of communicating about disabilities that foster a sense of belonging in children with disabilities and their families; (3) "Module 3: Making It Work!" which helps participants identify how the principles underlying the laws and regulations that protect the rights of individuals with disabilities apply to everyday practice; (4) "Continuing Professional Development," which offers strategies that supervisors can use to help staff apply new skills and extend their learning; and (5) "Resources," which lists print and audiovisual materials and resources that staff can use to learn more about the key issues presented in the guide. (CK)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Family Role, Federal Legislation, Inclusive Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Strategies, Normalization (Disabilities), Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Resource Materials, Staff Development, Teacher Role, Training Methods, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.