ERIC Number: ED290290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug-24
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Attitudes toward Mainstreaming: A Literature Review.
Yanito, Trenly; And Others
The paper is a product of the 3-year project, "Functional Mainstreaming for Success," designed to develop a model for instructional mainstreaming of handicapped children (3-6 years old) in community settings. The literature review on teacher attitudes toward mainstreaming stresses implication of these attitudes for successful mainstreaming, and methods for improving teacher attitudes. The review is organized into sections on: attitude assessment (including issues, attitude questionnaires, and direct observation of attitudes); the need to review teacher attitudes; and modification of teacher attitudes. The section on attitude modification considers the following topics: teacher knowledge needs concerning laws and rights, teacher knowledge needs concerning handicapping conditions, teachers' need to understand the mainstreaming process, teacher training needs, teacher incentives for mainstreaming, student characteristics and teacher attitudes, and support services and technical assistance. The paper concludes that a procedure for matching the child's skill level to a teacher's expectations is a critical need if mainstreaming of children with handicaps is to be successful. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Striefel, Sebastian and Others; Grouping Handicapped and Non-Handicapped Children in Mainstream Settings. The Functional Mainstreaming for Success (FMS) Project. Final Report-Part 3; see EC 201 748.