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Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Mouzourou, Chryso; Dorsey, Emily A.; Favazza, Paddy C.; Leboeuf, Lisa M. – Young Exceptional Children, 2015
The Division for Early Childhood/National Association for the Education of Young Children's (2009) joint position statement on inclusion stresses the importance of (a) developing practices that support young children of diverse abilities in inclusive learning environments, (b) being part of supportive school communities, and (c) engaging in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Favazza, Paddy C.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Meyer, Lori E.; Yu, SeonYeong; Mouzourou, Chryso – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
UNICEF's new Millennium Development Goals and Beyond (2015. http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/) focus on the needs of the largest marginalised minority, individuals with disabilities, challenging us to examine issues related to exclusion and develop strategies for making an authentic sense of belonging and high-quality early childhood education a…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Social Bias, Literature
Cassiere, Amanda Rose – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Evidence consistently reveals that taking part in an inclusion classroom does not guarantee that children with disabilities will be accepted, valued, or included (Lindsay & Edwards, 2012; Rillota & Nettelbeck, 2007; Ison et al., 2010). Children with disabilities have been reported to have significantly less friendships and overall social…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Elementary School Teachers, Disabilities, Elementary School Students
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education. – 2000
In September 1998, the Math Science Education National Board held a convocation on middle grades mathematics that was co-sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the National Middle School Association (NMSA), and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The convocation was structured to present the teaching…
Descriptors: Learning, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools
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Favazza, Paddy C.; Siperstein, Gary N. – State Education Standard, 2013
While motor skills develop naturally among most typically developing preschoolers, young children with disabilities often experience deficits in this area. Therefore, it is important that children with disabilities are provided with "direct and intentional instruction" for motor skill development during the preschool years. One program…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Psychomotor Skills, Athletes, Preschool Education
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Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Favazza, Paddy C.; Yang, Hsiu-Wen; McLaughlin, Katelyn; Stalega, Melissa – Grantee Submission, 2018
The early years are the ideal time to support the physical activity level of children while also addressing readiness skills. With growing evidence of the link between physical activity and child development, it is imperative to find ways to routinely support physical activity. However, research has shown that children do not spend enough time in…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Physical Activities, Readiness, Child Development
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Aronson-Ensign, Katherine; Favazza, Paddy C.; Stalega, Melissa V.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Yang, Hsiu-wen; Akamoglu, Yusuf; Cheung, W. Catherine – Grantee Submission, 2018
Many preschool teachers may be aware of the need to support motor skills and physical activity for their students but they are not sure how to actually achieve this goal. Often preschoolers' only motor time includes recess or a short movement with music activity during circle time, with limited or no structured motor curriculum. This article…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Psychomotor Skills, Physical Activity Level, School Readiness
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Favazza, Paddy C.; Siperstein, Gary N.; Ghio, Kathleen; Wairimu, Jane; Masila, Susan – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Research consistently demonstrates that children with developmental disabilities exhibit motor skill deficits, but motor skill interventions can positively affect motor abilities and other areas of development. These findings have particular relevance for children with disabilities in developing countries, where there is limited access to early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletics, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities
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Yu, SeonYeong; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Meyer, Lori E.; Favazza, Paddy C.; Mouzourou, Chryso; van Luling, Lisa – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2016
This article describes the use of "Teacher Impression Journals" during a larger study that examined the efficacy of an intervention program designed to promote kindergarteners' positive attitudes toward peers with disabilities (i.e., the "Special Friends" program). The journals were designed to gather information about…
Descriptors: Intervention, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Kindergarten
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Dorsey, Emily A.; Mouzourou, Chryso; Park, Hyejin; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Favazza, Paddy C. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2016
This study investigated teachers' perspectives about two interventions designed to promote kindergarteners' attitudes toward peers with disabilities. Interviews with teachers were conducted following the 6-week interventions. Teachers shared views on the best and most difficult aspects of the interventions, perceived benefits for teachers and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Intervention, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Brand, Susan Trostle; Favazza, Antoinette E.; Dalton, Elizabeth M. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
The Center for Applied Special Technology, Inc. (CAST), an educational research organization, introduced Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in its earliest form nearly 25 years ago. According to Orkwis and McLane (1998), UDL is a tangible means by which educators implement the special education requirements and sustain the gains that were…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Feedback (Response)
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Meyer, Lori E.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Yu, SeonYeong; Favazza, Paddy C.; Mouzourou, Chryso; van Luling, Lisa; Park, Hyejin – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
Teachers often recommend that families engage their children in shared book reading to support literacy learning at home. When teachers purposefully provide families with home literacy activities there are benefits for everyone involved. The purpose of this article is to report the findings of a study that examined parental participation and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Learning Centers (Classroom), Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes
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Nikolaraizi, Magda; Kumar, Poonam; Favazza, Paddy; Sideridis, Georgios; Koulousiou, Dafni; Riall, Ann – International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 2005
This study explores children's attitudes toward individuals with special needs in Greece and in the United States. A total of 196 kindergarten-age children participated in the study. Children's attitudes were examined using the "Acceptance Scale for Kindergartners-Revised" (ASK-R) and were further explored with the use of an open-ended…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Young Children, Attitudes toward Disabilities
Favazza, Paddy C. – 1999
This report details the activities and accomplishments of a 4-year federally supported project concerned with: (1) validating a new strategy designed to promote the social relationships among young children with and without disabilities; (2) creating a training manual for use by teachers to promote acceptance of young children with disabilities;…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Data Analysis, Disabilities
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Favazza, Paddy C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Offers suggestions to kindergarten teachers for creating a more accepting environment in their classrooms for children with disabilities. Three key influences in attitude formation are discussed--indirect experiences, direct experiences, and the child's primary social group--and ideas for examining these influences and adapting them are suggested.…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Child Development, Classroom Environment
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