ERIC Number: ED291196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar-16
A Comparative Study of the Attitudes of Regular Education Personnel toward Mainstreaming Handicapped Students and Variables Affecting Those Attitudes.
Rogers, Brenda G.
The study examined whether significant differences existed in the expressed attitudes of elementary, middle, and secondary level regular education teachers and support staff (N=92) toward mainstreaming and what variables impacted these attitudes. The "Mainstreaming Questionnaire" was used and inferential statistics applied to analyze differences in subjects' scores. Findings indicated significant differences in expressed attitudes of regular education teachers and support staff based on type of school in which they were working with high school and middle school personnel less supportive of mainstreaming than elementary school teachers. The findings did not indicate significant differences in the attitudes of the groups based on exposure to handicapped students, years of experience, certification level, and previous training in special education. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Pan American Conference on Rehabilitation and Special Education (4th, Acapulco, Mexico, March 15-18, 1987).