ERIC Number: ED203613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers' Attitudes and Expectations for Siblings of Learning Disabled Children.
Richey, Linda S.; And Others
Based on their classroom experiences with learning disabled (LD) nonhandicapped students during the school year, 16 third grade teachers were asked to complete rating scales predicting expected performance of siblings of these students who might be assigned to them in the future. Results revealed that teachers hold significantly lower expectations for siblings of LD children than are held for siblings of nonhandicapped children. Lower expectations were consistent for all areas of academic performance, classroom behavior, motor skills, perceptual abilities, and memory. Siblings of LD children also were expected to make less progress throughout the school year and to require more support services. These data suggest that previous experiences with LD children bias teachers' expectations for the younger siblings of these children. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.