ERIC Number: ED196188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Attitudes of Elementary Teachers Toward the Mainstreaming of Educable Mentally Retarded Students in Northwestern Ohio School Districts: A Summary of the Study.
Mark, Frank D.
A study of the attitudes of 673 public elementary teachers toward mainstreaming educable mentally retarded (EMR) students measured four aspects: the role of the EMR student in the mainstreaming process, the role of the EMR teacher in the mainstreaming process, the role of the elementary teacher in the mainstreaming process, and general mainstreaming concepts. Analysis (using the chi square test and the multivariate analysis of variance) revealed no significant mean differences in teacher responses toward mainstreaming when compared on the basis of teacher ages, degrees, experience, grade levels, or prior teaching experience with mainstreamed EMR students. Two clusters (statements dealing with the EMR student's role and statements on general mainstreaming concepts) produced significant differences between teachers when compared on the basis of prior or no prior teaching experience with mainstreamed EMR students. (Author/CL) bilities, Spri
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session T-83).