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Aldridge, Jerry – Childhood Education, 2008
The relationship between special education and general education is constantly changing. In the past 10 years, responsiveness to intervention has become a mandated process in the United States. Many general education teachers are still unaware of this. Also, practices have changed in early intervention and early childhood special education. The…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, General Education, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Filler, John; Xu, Yaoying – Childhood Education, 2006
Early childhood educators are facing the challenge of creating quality educational programs for young children from an increasingly diverse mix of racial and cultural backgrounds. Programs that, in the past, have largely ignored the diversity of their participants must re-examine approaches that emphasize the universality of linear lists of…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Teaching Methods, Special Needs Students, Disabilities
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Winter, Susan M.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1994
Examines the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the role of developmentally appropriate practice when insuring the safe inclusion of children with disabilities in play environments. Discusses four principles that should guide the creation of safe, inclusive play environments: safety; developmentally appropriate practice;…
Descriptors: Child Safety, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Bordner, Ginger A.; Berkley, Mira Tetkowski – Childhood Education, 1992
Suggests that Public Law 99-457 raises questions about the play of children with special needs. Discusses topics which include (1) the developmental nature of play; (2) play of special needs children; (3) strategies for teaching play skills, and (4) implications of research for teachers' practice. A direct approach to teaching children about…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Childrens Games, Class Activities, Disabilities
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Knight, Diane; Wadsworth, Donna – Childhood Education, 1993
Provides suggestions for preschool, elementary, and middle grade teachers on mainstreaming students with physical and medical difficulties. Suggestions focus on parent involvement, peer interaction, environment and training considerations, and instructional adaptations. Discusses topics, such as emergency care plans, that relate to making the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Galant, Kim; Hanline, Mary Frances – Childhood Education, 1993
Reviews research about parental perceptions of and experiences with mainstreaming and discusses implications for practice. The literature reviewed focuses on parental perceptions of the effect of mainstreaming on children, families, and communities. Suggestions for developing successful mainstream education programs are offered. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Context Effect, Day Care, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education