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ERIC Number: EJ1123889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2194-654X
Preservice Special Education Service Providers' Attitudes on Diversity
Santistevan Matthews, Patricia D.; Hawken, Leanne S.; Burrow-Sánchez, Jason J.; Peterson, Patricia J.; Fields, Matthew K.
Multicultural Learning and Teaching, v2 n1 p39-51 Jan 2007
This survey design study involved preservice special education service providers who were in degree seeking programs in the departments of special education, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Participants provided views and belief structures on diversity issues identified through a review of literature, including (a) English language issues, (b) ability to have success with diverse groups, (c) service provider roles with diverse populations, and (d) the role of institutions of higher education in preparing service providers to work with diverse populations. One of the groups of participants was part of the Service Learning Mexico Project (SLMP) course and the other was a matched group of on-campus traditional students who did not participate in service learning. Our results suggest differences between the two groups which may link to future practices with students from diverse backgrounds.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico
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