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ERIC Number: EJ886563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0885-6257
Attitudes of Parents towards Inclusive Education: A Review of the Literature
de Boer, Anke; Pijl, Sip Jan; Minnaert, Alexander
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v25 n2 p165-181 May 2010
The aim of this study is to review literature about parents' attitudes towards inclusive education. Special attention is paid to parents' attitudes and to the effect of these on the social participation of children with special needs in regular schools. A review of the literature resulted in 10 studies showing that the majority of parents hold positive attitudes. However, parents of children with special needs reported various concerns, including the availability of services in regular schools and individualised instruction. Several variables were found which relate to parents' attitudes, such as social-economic status, education level, experience with inclusion and type of disability. No studies examined the effects of parental attitudes on the social participation of children with special needs. The importance of positive parental attitudes is elaborated in the discussion. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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