ERIC Number: ED175173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teachers' Attitudes Toward the Special Needs Students: From Research to Practice.
Patton, James M.
The paper outlines a theoretical framework through which teacher attitudes may be viewed, then examines research and literature on the public's, peers', and teachers' attitudes toward handicapped populations. The practical application of the theoretical considerations and strategies for insuring positive teacher attitudes are offered. Among the models considered are communication models, forced compliance, self confrontation techniques, and early socialization. Finally, a futuristic look at attitudes and their impact on special needs students is presented. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the Conference on the New Role of Vocational Educators in Meeting the Needs of Handicapped Disadvantaged Students (Petersburg, Virginia, April 3, 1979)