INCLUSION In Early Childhood Settings

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INCLUSION In Early Childhood Settings by Mind Map: INCLUSION In Early Childhood Settings

1. Teachers

1.1. In-service and student teachers' perspectives regarding working with children with special needs in inclusive settings

1.1.1. Shaped by educational training & culture

1.2. How Early childhood Teacher Preparation programs shape these perspectives

1.2.1. Coursework & Field experiences

1.3. Ongoing professional development to support teachers to work in inclusive settings

2. Barriers

2.1. Societal norms

2.2. Lack of preparedness to work in inclusive settings

2.3. Lack of schools that integrate and include children with special needs

2.4. Lack of funding

2.5. Physical & environmental barriers e.g. ramps

3. Action Points

3.1. Questioning the conventional educational setting and initiating equitable educational practices

3.2. Inclusion of children with special needs in mainstream settings

3.3. Incorporating Inclusive and special needs coursework and field experience that prepares student teachers to work in inclusive early childhood  settings

3.4. Involving families to promote and implement inclusion in early childhood settings

3.4.1. Families and teachers working colloboratively

4. What is Inclusion

4.1. Literal definition of Inclusion

4.2. Inclusion in early childhood settings

4.3. Children with special needs