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ERIC Number: EJ1099950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Comparative Investigation of Differences between Special and General Education Teachers' Perceptions about Students with Autism in Turkey
Karal, Muhammed A.; Riccomini, Paul J.
International Journal of Special Education, v31 n1 p23-31 2016
Increased rates of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are documented throughout the world. In Turkey, there are currently 100,000 students under the age of 14 with ASD and increasing each year by approximately 5,000 students. As a result of the current population and increased prevalence, special education and general education teachers are providing educational services to increasing numbers of students with ASD. The purpose of this study is to examine teachers' perceptions of students with ASD. The Autism Attitude Scale for Teachers was administered to 117 general education (n = 53) and special education (n = 63) teachers in 19 Education Centers for Children with Autism in Turkey. Results indicate both groups are receptive to students with autism, but special education teachers have more positive perceptions of students with ASD. Implications for teacher certification programs and continued professional development initiatives are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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