ERIC Number: ED566701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Determinants of Differing Teacher Attitudes towards Inclusive Education Practice
Gyimah, Emmanuel K.; Ackah, Francis R., Jr.; Yarquah, John A.
Online Submission, Ghana Journal of Education: Issues and Practice v2 n1 p84-97 Dec 2010
An examination of literature reveals that teacher attitude is fundamental to the practice of inclusive education. In order to verify the extent to which the assertion is applicable in Ghana, 132 teachers were selected from 16 regular schools in the Cape Coast Metropolis using purposive and simple random sampling techniques to respond to a four point Likert scale questionnaire. The Cronbach?s reliability co-efficient of the questionnaire was 0.88 which was deemed conceptually high enough for the study. It emerged from the study that teacher attitude towards inclusive education is greatly affected by a multiple of factors, the highest among which included training and education in special education, teacher knowledge and understanding of inclusion as well as the availability of support services. On the basis of the findings, some recommendations were made to teachers, school administrators and policy makers as well as government to guide the development and implementation of inclusive education.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana