ERIC Number: ED258407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Attitude Toward Mainstreaming and Approach to Classroom Management.
Smith, Douglas K.; Kallevang, Linda E.
Teacher attitudes toward mainstreaming and classroom management styles of 75 experienced, elementary-level teachers were examined using an attitude scale and a questionnaire based on the induction-sensitization paradigm of socialization. Positive attitudes toward mainstreaming were modestly correlated (r=.20, p < .04) with an inductive approach to classroom management. Lower grade level teachers and less experienced teachers displayed more positive attitudes toward mainstreaming. Lower grade level teachers also revealed a more inductive style of classroom management. Gender differences were not indicated for either variable. Detailed analyses of these results and suggestions for training teachers are provided. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists (Las Vegas, NV, April 8-12, 1985).