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ERIC Number: EJ1038290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Intervention Program to Influence Attitudes of Students towards Peers with Disabilities
de Boer, Anke; Pijl, Sip Jan; Minnaert, Alexander; Post, Wendy
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n3 p572-583 Mar 2014
In this study we examine the effectiveness of an intervention program to influence attitudes of elementary school students towards peers with intellectual, physical and severe physical and intellectual disabilities. A quasi-experimental longitudinal study was designed with an experimental group and a control group, both comprising two rural schools. An intervention program was developed for kindergarten (n[subscript experimental] = 22, n[subscript control] = 31) and elementary school students without disabilities (n[subscript experimental] = 91, n[subscript control] = 127) (age range 4-12 years old). This intervention consisted of a 3 weeks education project comprising six lessons about disabilities. The Acceptance Scale for Kindergarten-revised and the Attitude Survey to Inclusive Education were used to measure attitudes at three moments: prior to the start of the intervention, after the intervention and 1 year later. The outcomes of the multilevel analysis showed positive, immediate effects on attitudes of kindergarten students, but limited effects on elementary school students' attitudes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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