ERIC Number: ED406805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Eliminating Boundaries through Family Centered Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Preschool and Primary Children with Disabilities. Final Report.
Holland, Francine; And Others
This final report describes activities and achievements of a Texas project to facilitate inclusive programming for preschool and primary children with disabilities using the High/Scope approach, which provides for developmentally appropriate programming for young children with and without disabilities. The project focused on capacity building through training of district teams, provision of on-site technical assistance, and development and dissemination of training modules based on the High/Scope approach. As a result of the project, 25 collaborative teams were trained in developmentally appropriate programming using the High/Scope model in inclusive settings for preschool and primary programs. Each team of six to eight members included special and regular education teachers, administrators, parents, and support staff. In addition, a total of 1,063 educators were trained in the approach; training modules were developed and disseminated to teams in 10 areas; 16 education service centers in Texas received training and the modules; demonstration programs were established at 18 sites; a video depicting the approach was developed and disseminated; students served by project teams showed increased academic achievement and increased classroom skills; and parents reported satisfaction with the programming. Individual sections report on the project's goals and objectives, theoretical and conceptual framework, model description, adoption sites, dissemination, methodological and logistical problems, research/evaluation findings, impact, and future activities. Eleven appendices graphically display data showing the program's effectiveness. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Region IV Education Service Center, Houston, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas