ERIC Number: ED472328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Changing the Classroom Environment: Meeting the Needs of All Children.
Johnson, Celia E.; Templeton, Rosalyn Anstine
This qualitative study examined a preschool classroom serving a child considered to be at-risk (i.e., with indications of prenatal drug exposure). For a period of one semester, the investigator collected field notes through observations and taped sessions with little direct interaction with the children. Taped discussions and interviews with the teacher and assistant were a part of the data collection, as were photographs of the physical environment. Data were analyzed and recommendations were made based on established research findings that support specific physical changes in the environment, as well as changes in teacher-child interactions. The purpose of the recommended adaptations was to create a more conducive learning environment for children exhibiting characteristics of drug exposure or who are easily over-stimulated. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Revised version of a paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA, April 18-22, 1995).