ERIC Number: ED286296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
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Adminstrators' and Teachers' Attitudes Toward Mainstreaming.
Garvar-Pinhas, Adrienne; Schmelkin, Liora Pedhazur
Factors underlying attitudes toward mainstreaming were examined for 38 elementary school principals, 45 special education administrators, 84 regular elementary school teachers, and 80 special teachers. A mainstreaming questionnaire was devised around four factors: academic concerns, socio-emotional concerns, administrative concerns, and teacher concerns. Results of a discriminant analysis revealed overall differences in attitudes toward mainstreaming for the four groups. In particular, two factors, academic and administrative concerns, appeared to differentiate among the groups. Results reflected generally negative attitudes of regular teachers toward mainstreaming. Special education administrators and special teachers had the least positive attitudes in relation to administrative concerns about mainstreaming. (Forty-five references are listed.) (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (Kerhonksen, NY, October 23-25, 1986).