ERIC Number: ED197546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Creating Positive Attitudes Among Non-Handicapped Students Toward Their Hanidcapped Peers: The Phoenix Conference (Phoenix, Arizona, February 27-29, 1980).
National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX. Research and Demonstration Inst.
Proceedings of a conference to help educators and other professionals create positive student attitudes among nonhandicapped students toward handicapped students are summarized. Preliminary sessions focused on definitions of mainstreaming, public attitudes, barriers to attitudinal change, and ways to begin and maximize effective interaction in the classroom. Summaries of work group meetings touch on strategies affecting three basic problems (sample subtopics in parentheses): attitudes of school personnel (establishing an atmosphere of trust, structuring for success); attitudes of nonhandicapped students (breaking barriers, using media effectively); and attitudes in the community (medical and judicial personnel). (CL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX. Research and Demonstration Inst.