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ERIC Number: EJ1137360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2325-7466
Preservice General Education Teachers' Attitudes and Knowledge of Special Education
Mahar, Patricia; Terras, Katherine; Chiasson, Kari; Chalmers, Lynne; Lee, Tricia
Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, p23-32 Fall 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes and knowledge acquired by preservice general education teachers regarding students with disabilities. Participants included fifty-six general education preservice teaches in their student teaching semester at the University of North Dakota. A three part survey (i.e., attitudes, perceived knowledge, and application of knowledge of special education) was conducted. Participants' responses indicated that 1) preservice teachers' attitudes toward inclusion of students with disabilities were highly favorable, 2) preservice teachers' attitudes were least favorable in the area of managing behavior, 3) preservice teachers' attitudes were marginal in managing time and overcoming negative attitudes of others, 4) preservice teachers' perceptions of knowledge in the area of differentiation (e.g., assessment, instruction) were highly favorable, 5) preservice teachers' perceptions of knowledge in the areas of law, procedures, and severe disabilities was marginal, and 6) preservice teachers' application of knowledge in the area of characteristics of and accommodations for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was extremely favorable.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota
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