ERIC Number: ED149514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Mainstreaming - Making It Happen.
Overline, Harry M.
Attitudes and mainstreaming skills of 264 educational personnel (regular classroom teachers, principals, and special education teachers) were surveyed. Results of the Classroom Mainstreaming Inventory and the Survey on Mainstreaming indicated that Ss had positive attitudes toward mainstreaming all 10 categories of exceptional children (including emotionally disturbed, orthopedically handicapped, and speech impaired). For four categories (intelligence, vision, hearing, and emotional problems), principals had significantly more positive attitudes than regular or special teachers. Ss with 1 or more years experience with mainstreaming tended to have more positive attitudes than Ss without experience, and rural Ss had more positive attitudes than suburban and urban Ss. Twenty-five items (including regular teacher preparation, use of a behavioral management approach, and positive teacher attitudes toward exceptional children) were rated as important for successful mainstreaming. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: N/A