ERIC Number: EJ1075553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Parental Attitudes toward the Inclusion of Children with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities in General Primary Education in the Netherlands
de Boer, Anke A.; Munde, Vera S.
Journal of Special Education, v49 n3 p179-187 Nov 2015
Despite the growing introduction of inclusive education, children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) are barely included. Because an underlying factor here may be the attitudes of those directly involved, the present study focuses on the attitude of parents and relating variables concerning experience with individuals with disabilities. A self-report questionnaire was completed by 190 parents of children attending general primary schools in the north of the Netherlands. Although parents showed an overall positive attitude, they were most negative about the inclusion of children with PIMD. In addition, no "experience with individuals with disabilities" was slightly negatively associated with the parents' attitudes. To overcome barriers of the inclusion of children with PIMD, such as negative parental attitudes, the outcomes of the present study are discussed in the light of possible interventions.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Parent Attitudes, Inclusion, Severe Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Predictor Variables, Questionnaires, Parent Surveys, Experience, Correlation, Measures (Individuals), Demography
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands