ERIC Number: ED188425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Is the Learning Disabilities Label a Biasing Factor in Teachers' Perceptions?
West, Mina Georgi
The study explored 20 teachers' perceptions of the classroom behavior and work habits of 10 elementary-junior high school mainstreamed learning disabilities (LD) students and 10 nonlabeled control students. Results of the Devereux Elementary School Behavior Rating Scale and the rating of student behavior by an independent observer indicated that the classroom behavior of LD Ss differed very little from the behavior of their nonlabeled classmates. In addition, there was no evidence that the LD label biased the teachers' ratings. In fact, teachers rated nonlabeled Ss more harshly than LD Ss on several factors. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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).