ERIC Number: ED354653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Regular Education Teachers' Attitudes toward Their Mainstreamed Students.
This study explored teachers' attitudes toward students with learning handicaps mainstreamed into their classrooms. A sample of 44 fourth- through sixth-grade teachers completed attitude questionnaires about selected students with and without learning handicaps in their classrooms, personal data forms about themselves, and behavior profiles for each student selected from their classrooms. Teachers were more rejecting toward students with learning handicaps as compared to non-learning handicapped students, but they reported attitudes of concern for their mainstreamed students significantly more often than attitudes of rejection. Teachers' successes with students were significantly correlated with positive teacher attitudes. Since teachers' general attitudes toward mainstreaming did not relate to teachers' specific attitudes toward actual students, teacher training should not necessarily focus on changing teachers' attitudes toward mainstreaming. (Contains 34 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (70th, Baltimore, MD, April 13-17, 1992).