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Syrjämäki, Marja; Pihlaja, Päivi; Sajaniemi, Nina K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This article focuses on the initiatives taken by children and the responses given by professional adults with regard to the pedagogy of enhancing peer interaction among diverse learners. The study took place in four integrated special groups of public early childhood education. In groups of this kind, typically developing children and those with…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Interaction, Early Childhood Education, Special Education
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Polyzoi, Eleoussa; Acar, Elif; Babb, Jeff; Skwarchuk, Sheri-Lynn; Brownell, Marni; Kinnear, Robert; Cliteur, Kristina – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Research examining the effects of subsidized childcare prior to school entry for child development is inconsistent. This population-based study examines the relationship between two poverty levels (extreme poor and working poor) and children's developmental outcomes, as measured by the Early Development Instrument. It also determines the extent to…
Descriptors: Poverty, Child Care, School Readiness, Early Childhood Education
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Hardin, Belinda J.; Hung, Hsuan-Fang – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
Because young children with special needs frequently experience unequal access to quality education worldwide, understanding characteristics of services currently provided to them is critical to identifying practices that work as well as gaps in services and the reasons behind these trends. Two studies were conducted using the ACEI Global…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Disabilities, Young Children, Educational Quality
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Silverman, Katie; Hong, Seong; Trepanier-Street, Mary – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to describe the collaborative efforts between an Early Childhood Teacher Education Program and a Child Disability Health Care Program to incorporate a transdisciplinary model in the preparation of early childhood teachers in inclusive practice. Recent studies suggest essential components of teacher preparation in early…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Disabilities
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Vakil, Shernavaz; Welton, Evonn; O'Connor, Barbara; Kline, Lynn S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
The impact of the emphasis on inclusion in special education has resulted in a higher frequency of young children with autism being included in early childhood programs with typically developing peers. Many early childhood educators have risen to face the challenge, and this has resulted in enhanced learning for young children with autism in the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Autism, Young Children, Inclusive Schools
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Judge, Sharon; Floyd, Kim; Jeffs, Tara – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Although the use of assistive technology for young children is increasing, the lack of awareness and the lack of training continue to act as major barriers to providers using assistive technology. This article describes an assistive technology toolkit designed for use with young children with disabilities that can be easily assembled and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Young Children, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology
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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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Xu, Yaoying – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Many culturally diverse families and their young children with disabilities or delays are not provided appropriate early intervention/early childhood special education services, especially not in a culturally sensitive and meaningful context. Families with diverse backgrounds often feel helpless and stressful because their values are not…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Young Children, Early Intervention
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Raver, Sharon A. – Childhood Education, 2005
Early childhood special educators often use a family-based approach to working with children and their families (Cook, Klein, Tessier, & Daley, 2004; Raver, 2004). Although this approach is not new, it is used inconsistently and is misunderstood by many early childhood teachers. Part of the difficulty stems from the discipline-specific training of…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Young Children, Special Education Teachers, Inclusive Schools
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Hardin, Belinda J.; Roach-Scott, Marisa; Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
The number of English language learners (ELLs) in early childhood regular and special education services has increased dramatically in the past decade. A survey was conducted with 141 early childhood administrators and teachers to examine their beliefs and practices concerning the special education referral, evaluation, and placement process for…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Second Language Learning, Disabilities, Young Children
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Voss, Joy A.; Bufkin, Linda J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
Preparing early childhood and early childhood special education preservice teachers for inclusive settings is the focus of this article. The need for all teachers to be prepared for inclusive settings has become evident with the growing diversity of children in every classroom. Integrating inclusive content throughout the teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Field Experience Programs
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Bayat, Mojdeh – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2011
Currently in the popular and academic press, a debate exists as to the usefulness and the potential harm of praising young children. On one side of this debate, there are professionals who are involved in research and education of children with disabilities, and on the other side, those involved in research and education of children without…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Disabilities, Young Children, Positive Reinforcement
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Blair, Kwang-Sun Cho; Fox, Lise; Lentini, Rochelle – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2010
This study examined the effects yielded from the implementation of assessment-based behavior support plans on the engagement and problem behavior of three young children with behavioral challenges in a community early childhood program. A concurrent multiple-baseline design across children with generalization probes was used with data collected…
Descriptors: Intervention, Preschool Education, Behavior Modification, Young Children
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Trepanier-Street, Mary – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2010
Best practice in the early childhood special education field supports the inclusion of young children with special needs in natural learning environments, that is, in programs where children without disabilities of the same age and their families participate. Consequently, early childhood teacher education programs must prepare professionals to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Special Needs Students
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Hu, Bi Ying; Szente, Judit – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2009
The following article introduces an exploratory study that was designed to measure the quality of early childhood education within its ever changing sociocultural context utilizing the Early Childhood Learning Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R) in 40 classrooms in Beijing, China. Implications for early childhood teacher education,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries
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