ERIC Number: ED399026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
A Curriculum for All Young Children: The EC-SPEED Curriculum Guide.
Johnson, Lynn G.; And Others
This Curriculum Guide provides practical curricular suggestions that correspond to the best practice indicators included in the Early Childhood Special Education Program Design and Evaluation Guide (EC-SPEED). Developed through funds provided by the Ohio Department of Education as one of several of EC-SPEED materials, it is based on the assumption that education for preschool children with disabilities should blend developmentally appropriate practice and exceptionality appropriate practice and celebrate human differences in inclusionary settings. The first four sections discuss the philosophical, theoretical, and research foundations upon which the early childhood special education program is designed. The fifth section outlines the general and specific implications for a curriculum serving all children. Specific curricular implications corresponds to nine program elements in the EC-SPEED, physical, cognitive, social, emotional, self-help, language, and aesthetic development; transition; and intradomain goals. Each item includes a goal statement, a best practice statement, four types of classroom implications from the goal and best practice statements, and best practice examples observed at exemplary early childhood centers during the Ohio Department of Education Preschool Service Delivery Project. The implications concern what effect the best practice statement will have on the learning environment, activities and materials used, adult behavior, and behavior of children in the program. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Mainstreaming, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Special Education, Young Children
Ohio Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood Education, 65 South Front Street, Columbus, OH 43266-0308.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Early Childhood Education.; Richland County Board of Education, Mansfield, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio