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ERIC Number: EJ938776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
School Culture and Climate in the Context of Inclusion of Students with Learning Disabilities in Mainstream Secondary Schools in Tel-Aviv, Israel
Timor, Tsafi; Burton, Neil
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v10 n6 p495-510 2006
The main research question that underpinned this study was whether there is a link between staff perceptions of school climate and staff attitudes towards the inclusion of students with recognized learning disabilities. This investigation was conducted with reference to the notion of "changing" or "moving" cultures. The study relied on the perceptions of headteachers, counsellors and teachers in five secondary schools in the Tel-Aviv area, Israel. The method of enquiry applied was the survey approach via a questionnaire to all staff at these schools and the interpretative approach via a smaller number of in-depth interviews with a subset of these staff members. The analysis and conclusion indicated that although most schools now demonstrate "moving" cultures and a collaborative climate, attitudes towards students with learning disabilities are ambivalent. The paper ends with suggestions for further research to enhance connectivity between of management culture and special educational needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel