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ERIC Number: ED563906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 142
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3035-9782-4
Examining the Relationships between Secondary General Education Teachers' Attitudes toward Inclusion, Professional Development, and Support from Special Education Personnel
Wogamon, Lynn S.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Liberty University
This correlational research study examined the relationships between secondary general education teachers' attitudes toward inclusion, hours of professional development in topics related to special education and hours of support from special education personnel addressing the needs of students with disabilities received weekly. The research also investigated whether this information could be used to predict secondary general education teachers' attitudes towards inclusion. General education teachers in six South Carolina high schools completed the Scale of Teacher Attitudes Toward Inclusive Classrooms (STATIC) and a demographic survey that asked about hours of professional development in special education topics and hours of support received weekly from special education personnel and administrators regarding students with disabilities. Correlational and regression analyses were conducted to determine the strength and direction of relationships, as well as the predictive nature of the data to determine secondary general education teachers' attitudes toward inclusion. Results indicated statistically significant positive correlations between variables, with a slightly stronger correlation when hours of professional development and hours of support were considered together. These findings suggest that additional training and support for teachers in inclusive classrooms may lead to more positive attitudes toward the concept of inclusion, ultimately improving learning outcomes for students with disabilities. [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: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina