ERIC Number: ED386842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr-6
Teacher Traits Students Find Helpful or Bothersome: Implications for the Inclusive Classroom.
Lloyd, Sandra R.
The views of students with learning and behavior problems about how teachers can help them were investigated. The 40 students had mild disabilities and were in grades kindergarten through grade 12 in resource rooms, content mastery centers, and general education classes. Structured interviews addressed the following questions: What do you enjoy doing at school? What is the hardest thing for you at school? What kinds of things do teachers do that help you? What kinds of things do teachers do that bother you? and What could we do at school to make things easier for you? Student responses are presented for each question. Results indicated that the major impact that teachers make on many students with learning problems is the personal relationship they develop with the student. The teacher who takes time to encourage or the teacher who gets frustrated because a student is slow in completing work has a major impact on how students feel about themselves and about their work in general. It is suggested that if more students with disabilities are educated in inclusive settings, teachers need to be more aware of the way their tone of voice and quality of their interaction with students affects how well students learn and how frustrated they become with the entire educational system. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (73rd, Indianapolis, IN, April 5-9, 1995).