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ERIC Number: EJ803916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0936-2835
Social Participation of Children with Disabilities in Inclusive Preschool Programs: Program Typology and Ecological Features
Tsao, Ling-Ling; Odom, Samuel L.; Buysse, Virginia; Skinner, Marti; West, Tracy; Vitztum-Komanecki, Joann
Exceptionality, v16 n3 p125-140 Jul 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the social participation of young children with disabilities in inclusive preschool programs. One hundred forty-three preschool-aged children with disabilities were observed in classrooms representing four organizational contexts: community-based, Head Start, public school, and blended. Children's and adults' social behavior was positive across settings, and children in blended programs engaged in significantly more positive social behavior with adults. Peer social engagement did not differ across organizational contexts. Activity initiator was an ecological variable that affected children's social engagement in that children engaged in significantly more interaction with peers in child-initiated activities and significantly more interaction with adults in adult-initiated activities.). (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A