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ERIC Number: ED264666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Comparisons of the Judgments of National Experts and Texas Teachers on Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior Appropriate for Elementary Teachers of Terminally Ill Students.
Coates, Nancy Jane
Prominent professionals who had worked with seriously ill children were identified through an automated literature search. The Delphi technique was used to identify components and reach expert consensus on knowledge, attitudes and behavior appropriate for teachers of terminally ill children. Comparisons were then made between the consensus and judgment of national experts and a random sample of 375 Texas elementary teachers. A multivariate analysis utilizing the Hotelling T2 statistic indicated significant differences of judgment between the experts and the teachers on four of the 16 questionnaire statements. The report's recommendations include: future investigation of the knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of school administrators toward terminally ill students; evaluation of alternative helping teams; and investigation of the most effective format for teacher education since one-third of the sample reported having taught at least one terminally ill child. A four-page bibliography concludes the report. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas