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ERIC Number: ED551162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 97
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2677-4214-8
Assessing the Attitudes of Administrators to Include Students with Disabilities
Abernathy, Frederick Douglas
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lincoln Memorial University
The purpose of this research was to assess the attitudes of administrators in a medium sized school district in the Southeastern region of the United States. The researcher used a quantitative descriptive comparative pre-test and post-test design with a convenience sampling of the district administrators. There were 21 administrators at the pre-test and post-test stages, and the population consisted of 32 administrators. For the duration of the pre-test and post-test, the researcher facilitated learning module sessions focusing on interventions to provide the participants with skills for facilitating inclusive teaching practices. Participating administrators completed a modified version of Praisner's Principals and Inclusion Survey (PIS) to assess their attitudes toward implementing inclusive practices. A paired sample test compared differences in attitudes of pre-test and post-test. The mean of (0.50) indicated that the effect size was medium in which administrators had a positive attitude towards having students in inclusive practices. [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
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Language: English
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