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ERIC Number: EJ768655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0885-6257
Attitudes of Greek Parents of Primary School Children without Special Educational Needs to Inclusion
Kalyva, Efrosini; Georgiadi, Maria; Tsakiris, Vlastaris
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v22 n3 p295-305 Aug 2007
Successful inclusion of children with special educational needs (SEN) in school settings depends largely on the attitudes of parents of peers without SEN. The purpose of the present study was to explore the attitudes of Greek parents of primary school children without SEN towards inclusion. The participants were 338 parents (182 fathers, 156 mothers), aged 27 to 58 years (mean age = 39 years and 5 months). They were asked to complete the "My thinking about inclusion scale" and a further short questionnaire. The findings revealed that Greek parents of primary school children not identified as having SEN had an overall positive attitude towards inclusion. Gender differences were also established--fathers held more positive attitudes towards inclusion than mothers, even when controlling for age, educational level and the presence of a child with SEN in their child's classroom. However, mothers were overall more willing than fathers to engage themselves and their child in interaction with a child with SEN. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece