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ERIC Number: EJ1069386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-3394
The Relationship between Teacher Knowledge and Skills and Teacher Attitude towards Students with Disabilities among Elementary, Middle and High School Teachers in Rural Texas Schools
Alfaro, Veronica; Kupczynski, Lori; Mundy, Marie-Anne
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v16 Jul 2015
State and federal accountability continues to be a major part of public education. The impact that federal legislation has had when working with special needs students adds another facet to public education. Both state and federal accountability play a part in how teachers perceive their attitudes when working with students with disabilities This quantitative study investigated the relationship between teacher perceived knowledge and attitude towards students with disabilities at elementary, middle, high school and K-12 levels in rural school districts in south Texas. Through the use of the Regular Education Teacher Perceptions Survey (RETPS) instrument, data were collected and analyzed. The survey instrument utilizes a five-point Likert type scale to collect data. Identifying areas of needs through the study may assist school districts in better preparing staff to work with students with special needs. Correlations were computed among all attitudes for knowledge of policies and procedures and knowledge of instructional strategies. Secondary scored significantly less than K-12 on total attitudes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
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