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ERIC Number: ED499808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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Examining Social Acceptance & Rejection. FPG Snapshot #44
FPG Child Development Institute
This FPG Snapshot summarizes the findings of a study, published in the November 2006 issue of the "Journal of Educational Psychology," that examined whether children with disabilities are accepted or rejected by their classmates in inclusive classrooms. Specifically, the study examined two sets of related questions: (1) Are individual children with disabilities socially accepted by peers in the classroom? If so, are there shared characteristics of social participation for children who are accepted? Do children with certain types of disabilities appear to be socially accepted? (2) Are individual children with disabilities socially rejected by peers in inclusive preschool classrooms? If so, are there shared characteristics of social participation for children who are rejected? Do children with certain types of disabilities appear to be socially rejected? The study found that a substantial proportion of children with disabilities may be well accepted in these settings, although nearly an equal proportion of children with disabilities may be at risk for social rejection by peers. [This Snapshot was produced by the FPG Child Development Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill and is based on: Odom, S. L., Zercher, C., Shouming, L., Marquart, J. M., Sandall, S., & Brown, W. H. (2006). Social acceptance and rejection of preschool children with disabilities: A mixed-method analysis. "Journal of Educational Psychology," 98(4), 807-823. ]
FPG Child Development Institute. University of North Carolina, Publications Office, CB# 8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185. Tel: 919-966-0857; e-mail: FPGpublications@unc.edu; Web site: http://www.fpg.unc.edu/
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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