ERIC Number: ED028563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes toward Education and Physically Disabled Persons in Eleven Nations.
Jordan, John E.
The Attitudes Toward Disabled Persons Scale was used to measure the attitudes of special education and rehabilitation workers, elementary and secondary teachers, managers and executives, and laborers from 11 nations toward the physically disabled or handicapped and toward education. Hypotheses based on Kerlinger's theoretical model were investigated: traditionalism, or a conservative-traditional approach to educational issues emphasizing subject matter for its own sake, external discipline, and maintenance of the status quo; and progressivism, emphasizing the problem solving approach, internal discipline, liberal social beliefs, and education as an instrument for change. Attitudes were related to values, sex, contact with disabled persons, enjoyment of contact, change orientation, institutional satisfaction, religiosity, group membership, modernization, and multidimensionality. Results are summarized; 69 tables present data. (RP)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Cultural Influences, Educational Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Exceptional Child Research, Foreign Countries, Group Membership, Laborers, Managerial Occupations, Physical Disabilities, Professional Personnel, Rating Scales, Religious Factors, Sex Differences, Socioeconomic Influences, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Values
Latin American Studies Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48823 (HC $10.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Latin American Studies Center.