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ERIC Number: EJ1043682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1471-3802
Attitudes of Secondary School Teachers towards Inclusive Education in New Delhi, India
Bhatnagar, Nisha; Das, Ajay
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, v14 n4 p255-263 Oct 2014
This study was undertaken to determine the attitudes of secondary regular schoolteachers towards the inclusion of students with disabilities in New Delhi. A total of 470 teachers, working in schools managed by a private organisation in Delhi, returned the completed survey. A two-part questionnaire was used in this study. Part one gathered information relating to personal and professional characteristics of the teachers. Part two was a 16-item Likert scale titled, Attitudes towards Inclusive Education Scale. The major finding of the study was that the teachers in Delhi had positive attitudes towards the inclusion of students with special needs. This study also indicated that the teachers who were more positive about inclusive education were male, younger teachers (less than 40 years of age), less experienced (less than 10 years) and had postgraduate qualifications. In addition, the teachers who had a contact with a person with a disability and those who did not have a focus on disability during their preservice teacher education programmes were more positive towards inclusive education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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