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Peyraud, Germain – Childhood Education, 2018
While inclusive education has been part of the education system for a long time in the United States and elsewhere, it is an innovative approach just starting to be established in some countries around the world, including Burkina Faso.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Barriers, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Sylvester, Ruth; Kragler, Sherry – Childhood Education, 2013
Despite significant investments over the past decade in the expansion and improvement of preschool programs, too many children, particularly poor children, enter kindergarten behind their peers. Because it is critical that voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) classrooms offer educational programs that both address the needs and developmental levels of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Concept Formation, Misconceptions, Preschool Education
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McCormick, Linda; Wong, Mai; Yogi, Lisa – Childhood Education, 2003
Cites the example of a 4-year-old with Down syndrome attending an inclusive early childhood program to illustrate how the ecological assessment and planning process is used to individualize instruction. Includes a list of the child' IEP goals and objectives, a copy of the ecological planning form, and a description of adaptations and arrangements.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Educational Planning, Inclusive Schools
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Widerstrom, Anne – Childhood Education, 1982
Answers five questions related to the advisability of mainstreaming handicapped preschoolers. It is concluded that a strong rationale exists for integrating handicapped preschool children into regular programs and that research findings indicate that integration is beneficial to both handicapped and nonhandicapped. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Outcomes of Education, Peer Influence
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Sexton, David; And Others – Childhood Education, 1993
This position paper addresses three related issues that concern the right of children and their families to (1) receive quality care, education, and special intervention services; (2) have these services delivered through systems designed to promote their well-being; and (3) have these services delivered by adequately trained and compensated…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Disabilities
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Gargiulo, Richard M.; Graves, Stephen B. – Childhood Education, 1991
To improve the relationship between educators and parents of handicapped children, educators should try to understand the feelings and attitudes of the parents of a child with a disability. Listed are seven suggestions for teachers to help them work effectively with parents and encourage parent participation in the education of handicapped…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Emotional Response, Empathy, Parent Attitudes