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ERIC Number: EJ814377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
The Development of a Psychometrically-Sound Instrument to Measure Teachers' Multidimensional Attitudes toward Inclusive Education
Mahat, Marian
International Journal of Special Education, v23 n1 p82-92 2008
The "Multidimensional Attitudes toward Inclusive Education Scale" (MATIES) was developed to effectively measure affective, cognitive and behavioural aspects of attitudes, within the realm of inclusive education that includes physical, social and curricular inclusion. Models within Item Response Theory and Classical Test Theory were used for calibrating the subscales. Using a sample of primary and secondary school regular teachers in Victoria, pilot study analyses indicate that the final three subscales of eighteen items successfully met standards for internal reliability, content validity, construct validity, criterion validity and convergent validity; and provide preliminary evidence to warrant further use of this instrument for the purpose of measuring teachers' attitudes toward inclusive education. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia