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ERIC Number: ED428478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-19
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
The Selection of Peer Models in Early Childhood Special Education Programs: Issue and Procedures.
Rettig, Michael; McCarthy-Rettig, Kelly
This paper discusses some considerations and recommendations regarding the selection of children to serve as peer models in early childhood special education classrooms. The problem of having too many potential children to consider and choose from, or not enough children to consider and choose from, is discussed and the importance of establishing procedural guidelines to help both staff and community members know what is involved in the selection of peer models is urged. Criteria include: (1) the number of children being served in an early childhood special education classroom; (2) the types of disabilities exhibited by the children; (3) the ratio of boys to girls; (4) children with the same developmental or chronological age as the child with a disability; (5) the ratio of typically developing children to children with disabilities; and (6) the selection of children who live in the same general area as the children with disabilities to enable friendships and interactions outside of the structured school setting. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A