ERIC Number: ED268736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Program to Inform and Change Negative Attitudes about Special Education.
Humphries, Barbara B.
This report describes attempts to inform regular elementary teachers about the needs of handicapped students and to change negative attitudes about special education. Informal staff workshops addressed legislation, common characteristics of handicapped students, and successful techniques for incorporating students with various disabilities into the classroom. Student assemblies were designed to enhance understanding of disabilities through simulation activities. A peer assistant program was also instituted. Eighty-seven percent of the staff participated in the program, and most found the workshops interesting and informative. The peer assistnat program was favorably accepted by staff and students. Appendices include the survey instrument, results of the survey, and sample newsletters. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.