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ERIC Number: EJ1147859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8705
Priming the Pump: Implementing Response to Intervention in Preschool
McClain, Donna; Schmertzing, Lorraine; Schmertzing, Richard
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v31 n1 p33-45 Mar 2012
This instrumental case study used qualitative methods and grounded theory to examine the implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) in a rural preschool program. Ten of the preschool staff and eight parents were involved. Other data sources included continuous field notes, memos maintained by the researcher, classroom observations, and documents, such as lesson plans, anecdotal records, and RtI referral forms. RtI resulted in fewer referrals to special education; the long-term ramifications are not yet known, but lessons learned from the implementation process are numerous.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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