Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

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?

(February 18, 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:

  1. an overview of the 40 years of research supporting early childhood inclusion
  2. a review of myths surrounding the children, adults and systems that support inclusion, and;
  3. a review of common features across the inclusion models that have produced the most powerful outcomes.
Findings from the 2014 Preschool Inclusion Survey
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.

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.

Quality Indicators of Inclusive Early Childhood Programs/Practices: A Compilation of Selected Resources NECTAC (2010)
  • IDEAs that Work: Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

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