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ERIC Number: EJ775796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Early Childhood Education and Care for Children with Disabilities: Facilitating Inclusive Practice
DeVore, Simone; Russell, Karen
Early Childhood Education Journal, v35 n2 p189-198 Oct 2007
In this case study, a co-operative inquiry process was used to facilitate the expansion of inclusive early childhood education and care practices in a rural community in the Midwest. A university and a community researcher first engaged in interviews and site visits, during which they learned how a three-member inclusion team of early care and education professionals initiated changes in practice from self-contained to inclusive special education and therapy. Key practices included responding to families' priorities, changing roles, and providing integrated services and support for children's successful transitions into Kindergarten. The second part of the research consisted of action planning during focus groups and community meetings, which resulted in social recognition from the school district, technical assistance through state improvement grant funding, and better preschool options for young children with disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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