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The relationship of early intervention to later inclusion in elementary school


1999 1999

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Abstract (summary)

This study examined the effects of early intervention factors, child characteristics, and school district polices on elementary school placements of children with disabilities. School placement data were collected on 321 children who graduated from an early intervention program between 1994 and 1998. Placements were compared to level of disability, the amount and type of early intervention received, and the special education placement practices of individual school districts.

Data indicate that 55% of the sample were initially placed in general education classes and 45% were placed in school district or separate special education classes. Placements were highly stable from kindergarten to fourth grade, with 75% of the sample having no change in placement during elementary school. Children from integrated preschool classes had the highest rate of inclusion in elementary school, with 88% initial placements in general education classes. Children from full day preschool classes progressed from 36% inclusion in general education in kindergarten to 51% inclusion in third grade. Findings of this study suggest that early intervention factors, disability factors and school district policies regarding inclusion all play a role in determining elementary school placements for children with disabilities.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Preschool education;
Elementary education;
Special education
Classification
0518: Preschool education
0524: Elementary education
0529: Special education
Identifier / keyword
Education, Early intervention, Elementary school, Inclusive education
Title
The relationship of early intervention to later inclusion in elementary school
Author
Woodward, Shirley Ellen
Number of pages
119
Publication year
1999
Degree date
1999
School code
0086
Source
DAI-A 60/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780599382381, 0599382384
Advisor
Shakeshaft, Charol
University/institution
Hofstra University
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
9936940
ProQuest document ID
304503517
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304503517
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