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ERIC Number: EJ964131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1471-3802
Investigating the Attitudes of Head Teachers of Cypriot Primary Schools towards Inclusion
Hadjikakou, Kika; Mnasonos, Marina
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, v12 n2 p66-81 Apr 2012
This paper reports the results of a study that has been carried out for the first time in Cyprus, with the aim of exploring the views of head teachers on inclusion. Data were collected by means of questionnaires and a focus group meeting; 185 head teachers participated in this study. The findings indicated that overall, head teachers held positive attitudes towards inclusion of children with disabilities. The relationship among the head teachers' background factors, such as sex, administration experience, contacts with people with disabilities, possession of postgraduate titles in special education and attitudes towards inclusion were reported. This study has brought out that head teachers held overall positive attitudes towards inclusion. The findings are meaningful to the understanding of the effects of inclusion and entail various implications to facilitate it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus