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ERIC Number: EJ814383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Understanding Behavior Disorders: Their Perception, Acceptance, and Treatment--A Cross-Cultural Comparison between India and the United States
Chakraborti-Ghosh, Sumita
International Journal of Special Education, v23 n1 p136-146 2008
The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions, identification and treatment of students with behavior problems or disorders in India and the United States. Participants in the study were students and teachers in the United States and India. A qualitative approach included in-depth interviews and participant observations. These were conducted in classrooms both in India and the United States with teachers, students, and their parents/guardians. Data analysis reflected ongoing reflective journals, audio and video recordings, still photographs, and collections of ethnographic information which were gathered during interviews and observations by the researcher. Findings indicated that there were several factors i.e., family backgrounds, socioeconomics, environments, peer influence, cultural practices, societal expectations, and cultural gaps between home and school which influenced teachers' perceptions and understanding of behavior problems and disorders in the United States and India. Implications for educators and recommendation of future research are included. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India; United States