ERIC Number: EJ719202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Teachers' Attitudes toward Integration of Students with Disabilities in Haiti and the United States
Dupoux, Errol; Wolman, Clara; Estrada, Elisa
International Journal of Disability Development and Education, v52 n1 p43-58 Mar 2005
This investigation compared the attitudes of teachers toward integration of students with disabilities in Haiti and the United States. A sample of 152 high school teachers in Haiti and 216 high school teachers in the United States was asked to complete a background questionnaire and the Opinions Relative to the Integration of Students with Disabilities scale (Antonak & Larrivee, 1995). Results showed that teachers in both countries had similar attitudes toward the integration of students with disabilities. Years of experience was individually correlated with attitudes, but it was not a significant predictor when other variables were included in a multiple regression. Three variables predicted attitudes toward integration of students with disabilities. Teachers' attitudes explained the largest variance, followed by advanced degree, and range of effective accommodation of different categories of disabilities.
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Mainstreaming, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Predictor Variables, Teacher Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Haiti; United States