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ERIC Number: EJ833684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
The Development of a Canadian Instrument for Measuring Student Views of Their Inclusive School Environment in a Rural Context: The Student Perceptions of Inclusion in Rural Canada (SPIRC) Scale
Loreman, Tim; Lupart, Judy; McGhie-Richmond, Donna; Barber, Jennifer
International Journal of Special Education, v23 n3 p78-89 2008
This paper, the first in a series on inclusive education in a rural Canadian school district, reports an attempt to develop a succinct, common cross-age scale to measure student views on important school-related aspects of inclusive education. A lengthy scale, previously developed for use in a different study, was administered to 855 children in Grades One to Twelve in a school district in rural Alberta, Canada. A succinct 12-item scale was produced, addressing four of five conceptual areas thought to be important to inclusive education from a student's perspective, and within the Canadian educational context. This scale has been named the Student Perceptions of Inclusion in Rural Canada (SPIRC) scale. Future areas of study include the addition of a component addressing sentiments towards disability and inclusion in the newly refined scale. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada