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ERIC Number: ED140524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 32
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A Study of Attitudes Toward Deafness and Its Implications for Mainstreaming.
Emerton, R. Greg; Rothman, Gail
A 6-month study involving 30 college students was conducted to investigate what happens when hearing students are confronted with deaf students on a daily basis. During the summer, Ss were given a 25-item questionnaire taken from the Attitudes towards Deafness scale. Six months later, face-to-face interviews were conducted with 30 of the initial respondents. Among findings were the following: hearing students generally have a positive attitude toward deaf people prior to their arrival on campus; there is little difference in attitudes between hearing students living in the residence halls where hearing students were in the majority and those living in the complex where deaf students were the majority; and there seems to be a difference in the attitudes of students depending upon the program or major in which they are enrolled. (SBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 1977)