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ERIC Number: EJ1135490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
General Education Teachers' Knowledge of and Attitudes toward Students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders: Are They Still Being Overlooked and Underserved?
Wallace Taylor, Roben; Ringlaben, Ravic P.
Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, p134-158 Fall 2013
This study was an investigation of general education teachers' knowledge and attitudes regarding students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). Of interest were (a) the extent of teachers' knowledge about characteristics of AD/HD; (b) the extent of teachers' knowledge of teacher skills appropriate for educating students with AD/HD; and (c) the extent of teachers' willingness to accommodate students with AD/HD. There was an initial assessment of teachers' knowledge and attitudes (pretest) followed by a workshop designed to increase teachers' knowledge and improve their attitudes. An additional assessment of their knowledge and attitudes (posttest) was then administered. Results and implications for future research are discussed within this article.
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Student Characteristics, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teaching Skills, Teacher Competencies, Inclusion, Pretests Posttests, Workshops, Faculty Development, Questionnaires, Delphi Technique, Interviews, Elementary Secondary Education, Qualitative Research, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama
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