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Appl, Dolores J.; Spenciner, Loraine J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Teacher educators describe a developmental process they use for preparing pre-service teachers to support preschool-age children with and without disabilities in becoming socially competent. Social competence is crucial in developing the "whole" child and may actually foster other areas of development. Using qualitative data gathered from multiple…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Student Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Children, Interpersonal Competence
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Appl, Dolores J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1995
Inclusive child care programs are built upon planning and implementation that includes all educators. Currently, there is a gap between early childhood educators and early childhood special educators. This gap can be bridged by concentrating on commonalities in educational practices, instructional strategies, and interventions. (JW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Child Caregivers, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Appl, Dolores J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2000
For preschool children, ages 3 through 5, four major purposes for gathering assessment information are: identification, diagnostic evaluation, program planning, and progress monitoring. This article describes key considerations for each purpose, focusing on the instruments used to collect assessment information. Strengths and concerns of…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Educational Diagnosis