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ERIC Number: EJ1054869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2324-805X
Physical Education Majors' Judgments about Inclusion and Teaching Students with Disabilities
Hodge, Samuel R.; Elliott, Gloria
Journal of Education and Training Studies, v1 n1 p151-157 Apr 2013
The purpose of this study was to analyze the beliefs about inclusion and teaching students with disabilities of physical education (PE) majors from universities in North Carolina (NC). The participants were PE majors (n = 147) and other enrolled students (n = 30) at colleges and universities in NC. The research method was descriptive survey (Fraenkel & Wallen, 1990) situated in the theory of planned behavior (Ajzen, 2001). A survey was used to collect posttest data, which were analyzed with Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA tests to determine differences as a function of gender, ethnicity, and experience teaching persons with disabilities. The participants did not differ in their beliefs about the "concept" of inclusion. In contrast, there were differences as a function of gender and ethnicity in acceptance of teaching students with disabilities and perceived need for additional preparation. Implications of this research for professional preparation are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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