ERIC Number: ED411637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
First Steps: Stories on Inclusion in Early Childhood Education.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This publication presents papers from 13 nations that describe the integration of children with disabilities into early childhood education programs. The compilation of case studies will serve as a reference document for the International Consultation on Early Childhood Education and Special Educational Needs, organized by UNESCO in collaboration with UNICEF (Paris, France, September 1997). The papers are: (1) Australia: "The Ethnic Child Care Family and Community Services Co-operative: Inclusive Early Childhood Education Programmes in New South Wales, Australia" (Vivi Germanos-Koutsounadis and Meni Tsambouniaris); (2) Chile: "Special Educational Needs in Early Childhood Care and Education in the Junji (Junta Nacional de Jardines Infantiles) of Chile" (Erika Larraguibel Quiroz); (3) Denmark: "Roskilde County's Services to Young Children with Severe Disabilities" (Specialradgivning for Smaborn, Roskilde amt); (4) France: "The Integration into Nursery Schools of Young Children with Special Educational Needs in the Haute-Garonne Department" (Fernande Valerie Flavier); (5) Greece: "The Integration of a Visually Impaired Child in a Mainstream Kindergarten" (Athena Zoniou-Sideri); (6) Guyana: "When There Is No Nursery School: One Response to the Challenge in the Interior of Guyana" (Brian O'Toole and Shoma Stout); (7) India: "Special Educational Needs in Early Childhood Care: An Inclusive Early Childhood Education Programme" (Indumathi Rao); (8) The Lao People's Democratic Republic: "Experiences in Provision for Children with Disabilities Using the Kindergarten Sector" (Janet C. Holdsworth); (9) Lebanon: "The Hadicat-as-Salam Programme for Special Education: Part of the Tadamoun wa Tanmia Association (Solidarity and Development); (Rita Mufarrij Merhej, Jamal Chouaib, Rima Za'za); (10) Mauritius: "Early Stimulation and Intervention in Special Needs Education: The APEIM Experience"; (11) Portugal: "Agueda's Experience: A Social Movement that Made Its History in Integrating Socially Disadvantaged Children and Groups into the Community" (Rosinha Madeira); (12) South Africa: "Education for All: A Programme for the Inclusion of Children with Disabilities and Other Special Educational Needs into Early Childhood Development Programmes" (Judy Mckenzie); and (13) United States: "Inclusion for Pre-School Age Children: A Collaborative Services Model" (Mary Beth Bruder). An appendix lists contributors' addresses. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).