ERIC Number: ED318151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Beliefs and Perceptions about Learning Disabilities. A Research Project of the Iowa Learning Disabilities Research Consortium.
Kavale, Kenneth A.
This study surveyed the beliefs and perceptions of 547 Iowa teachers of students with learning disabilities (LD). Results indicated that these teachers possessed a sound knowledge base for their work which they are willing to modify to enhance their understanding of LD and their efforts to improve the performance of LD students. The survey addressed teachers' perceptions of: preferred definitions of learning disabilities; etiologies of learning disabilities; characterizations of LD students; functional problems and psychological process deficits of LD students; preferred assessment information sources; preferred service delivery options; professional journal preferences; and other sources of information. An appendix contains a copy of the survey questionnaire. Includes 61 references. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa