Successful inclusion : teachers' needs and supports

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Nancy Y. McCurry (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Judith A. Niemeyer

Abstract: "The purpose of this study was to explore and describe preschool teachers' perceptions of needs and supports in order to make inclusion successful in a rural county's for-profit child care centers. Two specific research areas were addressed. First, an exploration and description of lead teachers' perceptions about their preparation to work with children with disabilities in their classroom; Second, an examination of the types of support teachers perceive as important in order to make inclusion successful in their classroom. Using case study design, five lead preschool teachers from different child care centers (five cases) participated in the study along with child care directors of each center. Through teacher and director interviews and teacher observation, insight was gained into the needs and supports teachers have in order to provide quality care for children with disabilities in their classroom."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

Additional Information

Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
preschool, teachers, perceptions, needs, supports, inclusion, rural, county, for-profit, child care centers
Subjects
Children with disabilities--Education (Preschool)
Preschool teachers--Attitudes