ERIC Number: ED169702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Attitudes of N.S.W. School Principals Toward the Educational and Pre-Vocational Provisions for the Mildly Intellectually Handicapped. [The Granville Project].
Ward, James; And Others
The paper reports on a survey of the attitudes of 1,292 Australian school principals toward educational and prevocational provisions for the mildly retarded. It was found that all groups of principals, with the exception of those in government metropolitan high schools, were generally positive toward the mainstreaming of gifted, mildly retarded, and sensory handicapped students. The form of placement for mildly retarded most favored by the principals surveyed was that they should remain in the regular class but be withdrawn for special instruction. Most of the principals gave high ranking to the need for teachers to have a knowledge of teaching techniques specially designed for children with learning problems. A modest acceptance was found for the provision of prevocational training for the mildly retarded. Other findings are presented. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macquarie Univ., North Ryde (Australia). School of Education.
Note: The study was supported by a Department of Social Security Research Grant; Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Special Education (3rd, Sydney, Australia 1978); For related information, see EC 114 490-498