The Resource A case study examining ecological factors that influence the engagement of young children in an inclusive kindergarten setting, by Linda Ortmeyer Kanagawa

A case study examining ecological factors that influence the engagement of young children in an inclusive kindergarten setting, by Linda Ortmeyer Kanagawa

Label
A case study examining ecological factors that influence the engagement of young children in an inclusive kindergarten setting
Title
A case study examining ecological factors that influence the engagement of young children in an inclusive kindergarten setting
Statement of responsibility
by Linda Ortmeyer Kanagawa
Title variation
Engagement of children in kindergarten
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The implementation of inclusive education programs is progressing in special education despite equivocal support and controversy surrounding the efficacy of this service model. This study contributes performance data on three students with disabilities observed in general kindergarten classrooms within the context of three activities: Large Group Activity, Seat Work Activity, and Free Choice Activity. The study used a structured observation instrument, The Engagement and OBSERVE Coding System, to document the focus and quality of engagement behavior. A secondary purpose was to describe the ecological variables influencing the engagement rates. Bronfenbrenner's ecological model of human development informs the theoretical framework of this study. The results support two conclusions: (1) that child characteristics determine rates of engagement behavior more than activities, and (2) that ecological variables (student support, teacher characteristics, planning and collaboration among staff, and instructional modifications), are also more determinate of engagement rates than activities. Regarding student support, paraprofessional roles could be better defined to maximize support for each student's integration into the instructional and social framework. Discussion of teacher characteristics highlights the necessity for responsiveness in addressing specific challenges of students, and for teacher acceptance of ownership and responsibility for each student. Results concerning instructional modifications verify previous research studies underscoring insufficient use of social interaction strategies. With minimal administrative support for collaboration in programming, holistic planning for student learning and development is inhibited. These factors indicate that inclusion was not truly effected in the observed classrooms. Recommendations suggest additional research linking students' experiences to their outcomes, as well as implications for practical applications in using ecological assessment
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Also available on the Internet.
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kanagawa, Linda Ortmeyer
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
1999.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kindergarten
  • Inclusive education
  • Social ecology
  • Students with disabilities
Target audience
specialized
Label
A case study examining ecological factors that influence the engagement of young children in an inclusive kindergarten setting, by Linda Ortmeyer Kanagawa
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 124-136)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44889198
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 197 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A case study examining ecological factors that influence the engagement of young children in an inclusive kindergarten setting, by Linda Ortmeyer Kanagawa
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 124-136)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44889198
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 197 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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