In this engaging book, the authors share stories from their practice and research about several young children with a variety of developmental delays and disabilities and their teachers. They explore the ways that teachers and children respond in real classrooms to real challenges, examining both those opportunities that are capitalised on as well as those that are missed. The book addresses a wide array of issues that contribute to our understanding of ''what makes a difference'' in the inclusive early childhood classroom: the role of development, ways of honouring different learning styles, building a sense of classroom community, addressing power dynamics, and responding to conflict with both teachers and peers. This practical resource introduces a framework that will inspire early childhood teachers to reflect on their own practices and take action to develop new strategies for teaching in inclusive classrooms.
Susan L. Recchia is an associate professor and coordinator of the Program in Early Childhood Special Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, USA. Yoon-Joo Lee is an assistant professor in the Department of Childhood, Bilingual, and Special Education in the School of Education at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, USA.