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ERIC Number: EJ1081271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8151
Assessment of Quality for Inclusive Programs in Greek Preschool Classrooms
Fyssa, Aristea; Vlachou, Anastasia
Journal of Early Intervention, v37 n3 p190-207 Sep 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the quality of the practices that Greek teachers use to support the inclusion of children with disabilities in general preschools. Fifty-two preschool units for children between 4 and 6 years of age participated in this study. Data were collected through systematic observation with the use of the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP). Given that the ICP was devised and field tested in the United Kingdom, its applicability to Greece was subsequently explored. Results from descriptive statistics revealed the existence of mainly poor-quality practices. Analysis of the reliability of the scale showed high interrater agreement, while exploration of its structural validity showed that quality was detected as a unidimensional construct consisting of nine items. This article discusses the issue of preschool inclusion quality in Greece, while it contributes to the emergent research on the ICP in relation to its validation in different cultures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece