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ERIC Number: EJ909291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Knowledge of Learning Disability among Pre- and In-Service Teachers in India
Saravanabhavan, Sheila; Saravanabhavan, Rc.
International Journal of Special Education, v25 n3 p132-138 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge level of learning disabilities (LD) among teachers in India. A survey was distributed among 144 teachers in two regular high schools, 38 teachers in two special schools, and 165 pre-service teachers in a teacher education college in a metropolitan city in a southern state in India. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) showed that the knowledge level of learning disabilities among teachers working in regular schools was statistically different. Among the three groups, the pre-service teacher group scored the lowest (M = 60.76, SD = 13.36, N = 165) which was below the mean score for the entire group (M = 66.32, SD =13.37, N = 347). Teaching experience and familiarity with persons with LD did not affect the knowledge level of the three groups of participants. The study makes recommendations on how to improve the knowledge level of learning disabilities among pre-service teachers in India, and the need to assess knowledge of LD among physicians, parents, paraprofessionals, educational administrators and other stake holders. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India