ERIC Number: ED174815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Attitudinal Barriers to Responsive Vocational Education for Handicapped Students. Information Analysis Paper No. 161.
A study was conducted to review and synthesize the research literature dealing with attitudes toward handicapped persons in educational settings. The aim was to identify the conditions existing in vocational education which lessen receptivity on the part of teachers, counselors, and local administrators toward handicapped students entering programs. It was found that negative attitudes contain cognitive and affective dimensions which may be manifested differently. It was also found that the most effective intervention strategies which may be aimed at those attitude dimensions are information approaches and social contact approaches, respectively. Further, it is probably the affective dimensions of negative attitudes toward the handicapped that are most fundamental, and the design of social contact interventions appears to have much potential for attitudinal change. (Author/JH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Counselor Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Handicapped Students, Intervention, Mainstreaming, Parent Attitudes, Programing Problems, Social Relations, State of the Art Reviews, Teacher Attitudes, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.