ERIC Number: ED125234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Attitude Change in Special Education Majors in Three University Training Programs.
Lazar, Alfred L.; And Others
Evaluated in 102 students enrolled in a beginning special education course at three different universities were attitudes toward the handicapped, social adjustment, instructional goals desired, and self concept. Results of the Attitude Toward Handicapped Individuals (ATHI) scale, the Preferred Student Characteristic Student (PSCS) scale, the Is of Identity (IOI) Test, and the Tenessee Self Concept Scale (TSCS) demonstrated no significant mean differences on pre and post tests for Ss at California State University, Long Beach and Georgia State University. However, Ss at Eastern Kentucky University demonstrated a shift on the PSCS toward a desire for more affective instructional goals. Results suggested that attitude changes reported in other studies were due to specific instructional planning and unique treatment factors in the curriculum. (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 International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (54th, Chicago, Illinois, April 4-9, 1976)