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ERIC Number: EJ1059546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Play-Based Interview Methods for Exploring Young Children's Perspectives on Inclusion
Koller, Donna; San Juan, Valerie
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v28 n5 p610-631 2015
Inclusive education provides learning opportunities for children with disabilities in regular settings with other children. Despite the prevalence of inclusive education, few qualitative studies have adequately explored young children's perspectives on inclusion. This paper reviews the findings of a preliminary qualitative study where play-based interviews were conducted with 12 typically developing children enrolled in one of two childcare lab schools. Study methods provided an opportunity to assess play-based interview techniques where young children were asked to describe their views on inclusive education. The findings demonstrate that play-based methods allow young children of various ages to identify complex issues related to inclusion. The authors call for additional research that examines research methods in early childhood settings on multi-faceted issues regarding educational policies and practices as a way to attenuate young children's lack of participation in curriculum development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada