ERIC Number: EJ719210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
School Counsellors' Involvement in the Process of Inclusion in Israel
Erhard, Rachel; Umanksy, Tami
International Journal of Disability Development and Education, v52 n3 p175-194 Sep 2005
The purpose of the research was to identify variables affecting the attitudes and involvement of school counsellors in the inclusion of students with disabilities in regular classrooms. The sample included 220 primary and middle school counsellors in Israel. Two specially constructed questionnaires (i.e., the Involvement in Inclusion Questionnaire and the Personal and Institutional Characteristics Questionnaire) and an adaptation of the Shechtman, Reiter, and Schanin (1993) Attitude Questionnaire were employed in the research. The findings indicated that counsellors have positive attitudes towards inclusion and allocated about 36% of their time to inclusion activities. Special education training and attitudes toward inclusion were the variables that explained the greatest amount of variance in the counsellors' involvement.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Counselor Role, Mainstreaming, School Counselors, Institutional Characteristics, Individual Characteristics, Counselor Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Middle Schools; Primary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel