ERIC Number: ED162477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of the Attitudes of Secondary Teachers Toward the Mainstreaming of Handicapped Learners. (A Research Project in Vocational Education in the Portland Public Schools).
Rumble, Richard R.
As part of a project on mainstreamed handicapped students in vocational education, 402 secondary teachers and 19 administrators completed a questionnaire about their abilities to teach handicapped learners. Results were analyzed in terms of contact with the handicapped, willingness to work with the handicapped, accommodation of the handicapped, teacher attitudes regarding the handicapped, practicality of mainstreaming, and needed assistance. Among results were that teachers and administrators were sufficiently concerned about the topic; teacher contact with handicapped students was somewhat related to the size of the handicapped population; and increased paperwork, inability to individualize, too many students, and too many other responsibilities were among factors which teachers felt made mainstreaming impractical. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR.
Note: For related information, see EC 112 557 - 561