Research and Studies on Inclusion
Webinar: Preschool Inclusion: What's the Evidence, What Gets in the Way, and What do High-Quality Programs Look Like? (2016)
Presenters: Linda Smith (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development for the ACF at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) and Phil Strain (Director, PELE Center; Faculty, ECTA Center; Professor, Education Psychology & Early Childhood Special Education, University of Colorado Denver) - This webinar focuses on:
- an overview of the 40 years of research supporting early childhood inclusion
- a review of myths surrounding the children, adults and systems that support inclusion, and;
- a review of common features across the inclusion models that have produced the most powerful outcomes.
Findings from the 2014 Preschool Inclusion Survey
- Fact Sheet of Preschool Inclusion Challenges and Solutions: A National Survey (2015): Created by Dr. Erin Barton and Dr. Barbara Smith, this brief handout highlights what state and local education administrators identified as challenges to preschool inclusion and solutions to those challenges.
- Webinar Summary: Early Childhood Inclusion: Challenges and Strategies from the 2014 Preschool Inclusion Survey (2015): This brief is based on a webinar that was held on October 28, 2014, sponsored by the ELC TA program and the ECTA Center.
Fact Sheets (2014)
This collection of resources can be used by state and local programs to raise awareness, support planning, offer strategies, and clarify IDEA data and regulatory requirements for improving and increasing inclusive practices.
- Fact Sheet of Research on Preschool Inclusion (2014): Dr. Erin Barton and Dr. Barbara Smith, this handout presents a list of 11 evidence-based facts that support inclusive practices in the preschool.
- Brief Fact Sheet of Research on Preschool Inclusion (2014): 1 page version of the above resource (4 pages with End Notes and References)
- Inclusion for Preschool Children with Disabilities: What We Know and Should Be Doing (2014) Dr. Phil Strain
- IDEA Provisions Supporting Preschool Inclusion (2014): Created by Dr. Barbara Smith, this handout briefly outlines provisions in the IDEA that support inclusive practices in preschool. It includes the February 29, 2012 Dear Colleague letter from OSEP clarifying that the IDEA LRE provisions apply to preschool children with disabilities.
Research Synthesis Points on Quality Inclusive Practices, NPDCI (2011)
Provides brief descriptions and supporting references for evidence-based and promising practices that support early childhood inclusion.
Research Synthesis Points on Early Childhood Inclusion, NPDCI (2009)
Summary of key conclusions or "synthesis points" drawn from review of literature or research syntheses on early childhood inclusion.