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ERIC Number: ED359004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Impacting Attitudes of Teachers toward Mainstream Students Who Are At-Risk: A Holistic Approach.
Koury, Kevin A.; And Others
A holistic training program for rural teachers of mainstreamed special-needs students and other students at risk sought to improve teacher knowledge about and attitudes toward high-risk students. The graduate-level course was delivered in 6 full days of instruction and included components covering innovative instructional methods, abuse and neglect issues, and the social and emotional needs of at-risk students and their families. Participants were 36 regular-education and special-education teachers, who attended the course at 2 rural off-campus sites. Results of pre/posttesting indicate that course attendance significantly increased teacher knowledge overall and in each of the three course components. The increase in teacher knowledge was greater among secondary than elementary teachers, and was greater at one site (with a large percentage of novice teachers) than at the other. There were no significant changes in teacher attitudes. With regard to attitude change, a short-term intensive approach such as this one may not be as effective as a regular 15-week course where teachers have a chance to assimilate information and use it on the job. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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