ERIC Number: ED221988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-13
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Teacher Attitudes toward the Role of the Resource Program.
Bond, Carole L.; Dietrich, Amy
As a result of a pilot program developed to foster communication between the regular class teacher and the special education resource teacher, a survey was completed by 103 teachers. Surveys were then statistically analyzed to determine the attitudes of the regular classroom teacher toward the special education resource program. Teachers were asked questions regarding their present grade level assignment and their knowledge/experience regarding special education. None of the items related to grade level, having special education students in the classroom, coursework in special education, or knowledge of special education resource programs had a significant effect on total scores. Among other findings were that while 98 percent responded in favor of continual communication between regular class and special education resource teachers, only 74 percent believed that the regular class teacher had any obligation to inform the resource teacher of new concepts for which the resource student would be responsible or for the tests the student must take; and that although 98 percent had resource students mainstreamed into their classes, less than 50 percent had ever taken a special education course. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (10th, Lexington, KY, November, 1981).