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ERIC Number: ED553621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 120
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3030-9580-1
Striving for Quality in Early Childhood Inclusion
Brancato, Kimberly
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Wilmington University, Delaware
An essential component of best practice in the field of early childhood special education is the inclusion of children with disabilities in typical early childhood settings. As the practice of inclusion has increased in recent years it has become imperative to ensure that children with disabilities attend quality programs. The main purpose of this study was to examine the practices and principles that support quality inclusion of children with disabilities. The SpeciaLink Early Childhood Inclusion Quality Scale was used to determine practices and principles that currently exist in early childhood programs. The scale was also used to determine the practices and principles that needed to be improved upon to ensure quality. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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