M.A. in Learning Disabilities
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Children with mental disabilities--Education (Preschool); Special education teachers--Attitudes
Disability and Equity in Education
The purpose of this study was to develop and implement an improved model for Individualized Education Plans which can be utilized in a preschool handicapped program. A questionnaire consisting of 12 questions pertaining to goals, objectives, curriculum and teaching strategies was distributed to twenty teachers of preschool handicapped children. Fifteen questionnaires were returned. Forty-six of the teachers stated that they felt a general satisfaction with the content of the IEPs especially when written by themselves. Dissatisfaction was expressed with the amount of time the Child Study Team spends visiting the PSH classroom. They also expressed dissatisfaction with the amount of time the CST members spend in the classroom and how well they know the teachers. Only two teachers were completely satisfied with all aspects of the IEP and their curriculum. These were also the only two teachers who stated that the CST members visited the classroom regularly.
Zimmerman, Karlene E., "An analysis of the Individual Education Plan for preschool handicapped children and its relationship to classroom curriculum" (1998). Theses and Dissertations. 2010.