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ERIC Number: EJ1177139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1949-4289
Not My Responsibility: The Impact of Separate Special Education Systems on Educators' Attitudes toward Inclusion
Gregory, Jess
Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, v13 n1 p127-148 2018
Framed in terms of global policy pressures, this study explored differences in educator attitudes towards the inclusion of children with mild to moderate disabilities in the general education setting in Australia, Barbados, Romania, Turkey, and the United States. The purpose of this study was to investigate how educator attitudes towards the inclusion vary between nations that have disparate forms of special education systems. A sample of 1679 educators was analysed using the Attitudes Towards Teaching All Students (ATTAS-mm) and a triadic model of attitudes. Significant differences were found between nations. In addition to a statistically significant difference in the overall attitude scale, the three subscales: cognitive, affective and behavioural also demonstrated statistically significant differences with moderate effect sizes. These results support the differentiation of professional development for educators dependent on the setting and admonish against policy makers exporting educational policies as best practices regardless of context.
International Association of Educators. Egitim Fakultesi Dekanligi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale 17100, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Barbados; Romania; Turkey; United States
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