ERIC Number: ED422055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Together: A Head Start/School District Collaboration. [Videotape].
Lindeman, David P.; Adams, Tracy
This video features the Head Start program director and the school district special education administrator describing and commenting on aspects of the successful collaboration between the Manhattan-Ogden (Kansas) school district and the local Head Start program to gradually include disabled children in the regular Head Start classrooms. The director and administrator first note problems, in the form of potential "turf battles" that they overcame through collaboration. They then explore several issues that arose during the inclusion process, all of which required a shift in focus to address effectively. These issues included the following: (1) an inter-agency agreement; (2) demographics; (3) food service; (4) medication; (5) transportation; (6) scheduling; (7) social attitudes; (8) transition to kindergarten; and (9) staffing. The video concludes with comments about the benefits of the program for children, parents and teachers. A discussion guide accompanying the video describes the objectives of the video, provides several discussion activity options related to inclusion, and includes a sample interagency agreement for collaborative preschool services. (HTH)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Education, Public Schools, Regular and Special Education Relationship, School Districts, Special Needs Students
Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624; phone: 800-638-3775; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; World Wide Web: http://www.pbrookes.com; 25 minute VHS video and accompanying manual ISBN-1-55766-308-4), $46.
Publication Type: Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.