ERIC Number: ED361988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
A Study of Irritating Behaviors of Special Education Teachers.
Kaufman, Melvin E.; And Others
In this study 83 regular class teachers (RCTs) evaluated potentially irritating behaviors of special educators. In addition 64 special educators also attempted to predict these ratings using a parallel instrument. Results indicated that RCTs' ratings of special educators' irritating behaviors were lower than predicted by the special educators indicating that special educators predicted the behaviors to be significantly more irritating than they actually were as rated by the regular educators. The five most irritating behaviors of special educators as rated by the regular teachers were: (1) requiring regular teachers to engage in excessive record keeping; (2) having unrealistic expectations regarding the modifications regular teachers can make; (3) being too isolated from the rest of the faculty; (4) not providing enough assistance to regular teachers; and (5) only being concerned about their own students' problems. The survey is attached. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (71st, San Antonio, TX, April 5-9, 1993).