ERIC Number: EJ696177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Inclusive Teachers' Attitudes toward Their Students with Disabilities: A Replication and Extension.
Cook, Bryan G.
Elementary School Journal, v104 n4 p307 Mar 2004
This investigation replicated and extended previous research regarding the attitudes of inclusive teachers toward their students with disabilities. Participating teachers included 46 inclusive teachers (grades K-5) from 16 elementary schools in 7 Northeast Ohio school districts. Teachers nominated 3 students in 4 attitudinal categories: attachment, concern, indifference, and rejection. Results indicated that (a) included students with disabilities were significantly overrepresented (in comparison to nondisabled students) among teachers' concern, indifference, and rejection nominations; (b) included students with mild disabilities were significantly overrepresented (in comparison to students with severe disabilities) among teachers' concern nominations; and (c) included students were significantly more likely to receive concern nominations in high-socioeconomic status (SES) school districts and from experienced teachers, and to be nominated in the rejection category in classes with no paraprofessional and in high-SES school districts. Implications and recommendations for inclusive policies and practices are discussed.
Descriptors: Mild Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Policy, Socioeconomic Status, School Districts, Elementary School Teachers, Rejection (Psychology), Attachment Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Kindergarten
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio