ERIC Number: ED154570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Mainstreaming the Deaf in Occupational Education Knowledge and Attitudes in the School Environment.
Miller, John K.; And Others
Examined were the knowledge of deafness of 146 occupational educators involved in mainstream instruction of the deaf and the attitudes toward the deaf of 137 educators and 68 hearing students at occupational training centers. Results of the Knowledge of Deafness Test suggested a relative deficiency in background knowledge about characteristics of deaf mainstreamed students. Results of the Attributes of Deafness Inventory produced three conclusions: on the average attitudes of educators and hearing students were more favorable than unfavorable; administrators, pupil personnel staff, teachers, and hearing peers differed in the degree of favorableness expressed toward the deaf; and substantial numbers of teachers and hearing students expressed uncomplimentary attitudes toward the deaf. Findings had implications for ways to induce greater support for mainstreaming efforts. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rochester Univ., NY.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March, 1978); For related information, see EC 110 318