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This study investigated the effect of circle activities about disabilities on preservice early childhood teachers' mainstreaming attitudes, teaching efficacy and teaching performance. Subjects were 40 preservice early childhood female teachers(20 each in the experimental and control groups). Experimental group circles met weekly for 4 hours over 24 weeks. Circle activities included viewing and discussing films and readings about disabilities, and observation and participation in mainstreaming classrooms of kindergartens and child welfare centers. Results were that the experimental group preservice teachers' attitudes and efficacy toward mainstreaming were positive in comparison with those of the control group. Experimental group preservice teachers' mainstreaming teaching performance improved by comparison with the control group.