ERIC Number: EJ506702
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Classroom Social Structure and Disability on Engagement.
McWilliam, R. A.; Bailey, Donald B., Jr.
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v15 n2 p123-47 Sum 1995
The effects of disability, age grouping, and adult involvement on interactions of preschool children with disabilities (n=16) and children without disabilities (n=32) were studied in sessions of free play or adult involvement. Children with disabilities spent more time passively nonengaged. Even when controlling for developmental age, intergroup differences in engagement occurred. (SW)
Descriptors: Age Groups, Child Behavior, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Interaction, Peer Relationship, Play, Preschool Children, Social Behavior, Social Structure, Student Behavior, Student Participation, Teacher Student Relationship, Toddlers
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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