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ERIC Number: ED433655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May-26
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Beliefs and Attitudes of Pre-Service Teachers towards Teaching Children with Disabilities.
Rao, Shaila M.; Lim, Levan
This study evaluated the attitudes and beliefs of 68 undergraduate preservice teachers in the fourth year of a teacher training program at the National Institute of Education (Singapore). The preservice teachers completed a survey of attitudes toward different assumptions of inclusion, perceptions of self-efficacy, and competence. Results suggest that respondents saw integration of these children as "desirable" but not "feasible." Respondents indicated that, in order to teach children with disabilities in regular classes, they would need help in behavior management, teaching strategies, classroom planning, and curriculum adaptation. Teachers' attitudes were affected by such variables as efficacy, perceived competency in behavior management and teaching, and special education knowledge. The study's findings are detailed in 14 tables. (Contains 35 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore