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ERIC Number: EJ880719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Diversity and Inclusion in the Early Years
Petriwskyj, A.
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v14 n2 p195-212 Mar 2010
The emphasis on inclusion of diverse learners presents challenges to early-years teachers, particularly those whose understandings have been framed by notions of school readiness and of special education for children with disabilities. This mixed-method study of children and teachers in early-years classes across three school sites in Australia explored factors associated with children's development, achievement and adjustment. The focus went beyond organisational or structural issues to consider pedagogic responses to diverse learners from the kindergarten class through Year 1 and Year 2. The study identified factors influencing teachers' responses to diversity, and highlighted areas of tension between inclusive policies, resourcing and normative understandings that have implications for teachers' professional learning. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia