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ERIC Number: EJ1089178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2168-3603
Psychometric Properties of the Revised Teachers' Attitude toward Inclusion Scale
Monsen, Jeremy J.; Ewing, Donna L.; Boyle, James
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, v3 n1 p64-71 2015
This paper presents the psychometric properties of a questionnaire measure that updates and extends Larrivee and Cook's (1979) Opinions Relative to Mainstreaming Scale in terms of structure, terminology, and language. The revised scale was tested using a sample of 106 teachers based in inclusive mainstream schools. Using Principal Component Analysis, a four-factor structure was found for the "attitudes toward inclusion" section of the revised scale: (a) problems of inclusion of special educational needs (SEN) children in mainstream classes; (b) social benefits for all of the inclusion of SEN pupils in mainstream classes; (c) implications of inclusion for teaching practice; and (d) implications for addressing the needs of children with SEN. Moderate to good reliability was found for these components (Cronbach's a: 0.76-0.86). In conclusion, the updated and revised Teachers' Attitude to Inclusion Scale (TAIS) shows promise of being a reliable and valid measure for both research and applied purposes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: My Class Inventory
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