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ERIC Number: ED050508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 37
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Study of Students from Special Classes Who Have Been Returned to Regular Classes.
Hayball, H. L.; Dilling, H. J.
The purpose of the study was to assess the impact of regular class placement on learning problem students. Consideration was given to academic achievement, personal and social adjustment, peer relationship, and students' perceptions of the class. Fifty seven learning problem students were selected from four types of learning disabilities classes: opportunity (educable, slow learner), perceptual, behavioral (including multiply handicapped), and special reading. Questionnaires distributed to the class teacher and interviews with the children were used to collect data. According to the teachers' evaluations, all groups but the opportunity class group achieved according to expectation. Overall personal and social adjustment, as perceived by the teachers, was considered similar for all groups. The special students were shown to give favorable responses to questions related to their feelings about the regular class. It was revealed by comparison that the opportunity class students were the most positive of the groups. Samples of the teacher questionnaire and student interview questions are included in the appendix. (CD)
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Authoring Institution: Scarborough Board of Education (Ontario).