ERIC Number: ED123860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Changing Attitudes Toward TMR Through an Integrated Recreation Program.
Sippel, Harry; And Others
Investigated were the attitudes of 28 community recreation volunteers (11-66 years old) toward five selected trainable mentally retarded adolescent and adult participants. The five participants were determined to be ready for the mainstreamed program on the basis of scores on the Fairview Social Skills Scale. Results of pre and posttests on the Attitude Toward Handicapped Individuals scale revealed a significant positive shift in attitudes of the non-retarded persons toward the retarded persons as a result of the mainstreaming experience. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Long Beach. Dept. of Educational Psychology.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency (100th, Chicago, Illinois, May 31 - June 4, 1976)