ERIC Number: ED086699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Attitudes of Male and Female TMR Teachers Toward the Handicapped.
Skrtic, Thomas M.; And Others
This study a) compared the attitudes of male and female teachers of the trainable mentally retarded as measured by the Attitudes Toward Disabled Persons Scale (ATDP); and b) compared the attitudes of this particular teacher group against normative data obtained on other target groups through the criterion instrument. The subjects were 11 male and 19 female teachers from four school districts in southern California. All subjects had been teaching the trainable mentally retarded for at least one year in elementary and secondary schools. The ATDP-Form 0 was administered to teachers individually or in small groups at their assigned schools. Results showed no significant differences between the attitudes of male and female teachers of the trainable mentally retarded. A comparison of the results of this study with two previously reported studies showed a) the males in the present study had higher ATDP scores than males in the other studies; b) female teachers in this study had lower ATDP scores than females in the other studies but only slightly lower than the normative group; and c) all groups had sufficiently high scores to indicate a general acceptance and understanding of the handicapped. (Two tables of data are included on the report.) (BRB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the 51st Annual International Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children (51st, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1973)