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ERIC Number: EJ864542
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8151
Beliefs about Participation-Based Practices in Early Intervention
Sawyer, L. Brook E.; Campbell, Philippa H.
Journal of Early Intervention, v31 n4 p326-343 2009
Researchers have noted divergent findings with respect to the relationships of practitioners' beliefs and their implementation of recommended practices. With Q-sort methods, this study examined practitioners' beliefs about practices in early intervention with samples of current practitioners (n = 211) and preservice students (n = 142). Findings indicated that practitioners rated participation-based practices as less strongly held beliefs when compared with several other early intervention practices, and students' responses revealed beliefs that were in contrast with participation-based beliefs. In addition, results showed that practitioners' beliefs were more similar to respondents from institutions of higher education than were the preservice students. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A