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ERIC Number: EJ1179951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Impact of Single-Case Pupil Descriptions on Student Teacher Attitudes towards Inclusive Education
Röhm, Alexander; Schnöring, Annika; Hastall, Matthias R.
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v16 n1 p37-58 2018
Institutional and individual stigmatization are still major barriers for children with disabilities to access education. Teacher attitudes towards inclusive education play a crucial role in this regard, and are shaped by single-case descriptions from mass media or other sources. Building on exemplification theory and priming, two experiments with full factorial 3 × 2 × 2 × 2 between-designs investigated the infl uence of different descriptions of individual pupils on student teachers' generalized attitudes towards inclusive education. Study 1 (N = 416) examined the impact of pupil disability, behavior, origin, and sex. Study 2 (N = 706) examined the roles of pupil origin, behavior, sex, and school grades, as well as the respondents' teaching self-effi cacy as a moderator. The results support the general assumption that descriptions of individuals affect generalized attitudes towards inclusive education. Yet, the effect pattern is complex and occasionally counter-intuitive. Overall, the roles of pupil ethnic origin and teacher self-effi cacy deserve increased attention for creating inclusive education settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Syria; Romania
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