ERIC Number: ED187045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Stereotyping of Learning Disabled and Remedial Reading Students by Teachers.
The study involving 57 high school and elementary teachers investigated whether teachers hold different stereotypes for labeled remedial reading (RR) and labeled learning disabled (LD) students than for unlabeled students, and whether elementary and secondary teachers differ in the stereotypes they may hold regarding learning disabled and remedial reading students. When the labeled RR group was compared with the unlabeled group on the adjective checklist, the result was not significant. However, the trend shown in the raw data was for more positive adjectives to be assigned to the unlabeled group. When the labeled LD group was compared with the unlabeled LD group, the results were significant. It was concluded that teachers did differ between labeled and unlabeled LD students. Other findings were that neither group of teachers (elementary or secondary) could significantly identify the RR or the LD group; elementary teachers had a higher probability of holding a positive stereotype for normal students than secondary teachers; and teachers did not grade essays differently for disabled and normal students. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session B-7).