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ERIC Number: ED535971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 136
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2670-5981-9
The Effects of a Service-Learning Introductory Diversity Course on Pre-Service Teachers' Attitudes toward Teaching Diverse Student Populations
Lucas, Dawn Jacoby
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Liberty University
This study examined the impact of a service-based course in diversity on pre-service teachers attitudes toward the inclusion of diverse learners (ethnically, socioeconomically, and disabled) in the general classroom. One-hundred and ten students at a private liberal arts university in North Carolina completed the Pluralism and Diversity Attitude Assessment (PADAA) to measure pre-service teachers' attitudes toward including cultural diverse students in the general education classroom, the Opinions Relative to Integration (ORI) instrument to measure pre-service teachers' attitudes toward including disabled students in the general education classroom, and a short demographic survey. Results indicate an introductory class has impact in improving a pre-service teachers' attitude toward the inclusion of diverse learners, specifically students with disabilities, in the general education classroom. However, according to review of literature, this factor is not enough to improve the achievement levels of diverse learners whom are taught in the general classroom. Suggestion for change and further research are included. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; United States