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ERIC Number: ED126637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of the Student Teaching Experience Upon Selected Attitudes of Elementary and Combined Program Elementary and Special Education Teachers.
Speer, Rosemary E.
The effect of student teaching experience on attitudes toward exceptional children was investigated in 70 prospective teachers in the field of elementary and/or special education. Ss were administered the Attitude Toward Disabled Persons Scale (ATDP) and the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory (MTAI) prior to and during the final week of the 5-week student teaching assignment. Findings supported the major hypothesis that student teaching effect will not differ significantly between elementary education and special education student teachers when measured by the MTAI and ATDP. It was also found that there were no significant differences in the attitudes of students majoring in elementary education and those of students in a combined program of elementary and special education when measured by the MTAI and ATDP. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (54th, Chicago, Illinois, April 4-9, 1976)