ERIC Number: ED266596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Attitudes toward Exceptional Children.
Beck, Frances W.
The study was conducted to determine if (1) teachers and students in education curricula with completion of a course in characteristics of handicapping conditions held more positive attitudes toward handicapped persons than those who had not completed the course and (2) if graduate students or in-service teachers held more positive attitudes toward handicapped persons than undergraduate or pre-service teachers. Processing data on the Attitudes Toward Disabled Persons Scale from 120 students using analysis of variance/(ANOVA) procedures, it was found that both graduates and undergraduates who had completed an introductory course in characterstics of exceptional children had significantly higher (p<.05) positive attitudes toward handicapped children. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (14th, Biloxi, MS, November 6-8, 1985).