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ERIC Number: EJ922163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Regular Primary Schoolteachers' Attitudes towards Inclusive Education: A Review of the Literature
de Boer, Anke; Pijl, Sip Jan; Minnaert, Alexander
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v15 n3 p331-353 2011
Teachers are seen as key persons to implement inclusive education. Positive attitudes are therefore argued as playing a considerable role in implementing this educational change successfully. The aim of this study is to examine what attitudes teachers hold towards inclusive education, which variables are related to their attitudes and if these affect the social participation of pupils with special needs in regular schools. A review of 26 studies revealed that the majority of teachers hold neutral or negative attitudes towards the inclusion of pupils with special needs in regular primary education. No studies reported clear positive results. Several variables are found which relate to teachers' attitudes, such as training, experience with inclusive education and pupils' type of disability. No conclusion could be drawn regarding the effects of teachers' attitudes on the social participation of pupils with special needs. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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