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ERIC Number: ED476201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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The Montana Training for Inclusive Education (TIE) Final Evaluation.
Colling, Kyle; Fishbaugh, Mary Susan E.; Hermanson, Michael
The Montana Training for Inclusive Education (TIE) Project provided awareness, information, and preparation to school teams of general and special teachers, administrators, paraeducators, and parents working to include students with disabilities in general education settings. The project offered continuing education opportunities for five tiers of educational teams from rural schools throughout Montana via workshops delivered by interactive television. Workshop content addressed inclusion strategies and teaming. A final evaluation compared attitudes toward inclusion and collaboration in 31 participating schools and 32 matching non-participating schools. Questionnaires on inclusion and collaboration were completed by 272 teachers in the TIE group and 223 teachers in the control group. Results indicated that in the areas of preparation that were in teachers' control, attitudes of TIE participants were positive. There were significant differences between the two groups in attitudes toward teachers' ability to meet the needs of included students with disabilities. Overall, TIE participants and the matched group did not differ significantly in attitudes toward having other professional personnel working in their classrooms and observing their professional performance. (Contains 26 references) (TD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Montana