ERIC Number: EJ1090265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Teachers' Beliefs about the Participation of Students with Severe Disabilities in School Clubs
Pence, Alicia R.; Dymond, Stacy K.
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, v41 n1 p52-68 Mar 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' beliefs about the participation of students with severe disabilities (SD) in school clubs. Participants were special education teachers (N = 60) of middle and junior high school students with SD from one state. Data were collected using a survey. Results indicate that teachers value including students in school clubs and believe that students benefit from engaging in club activities, yet they did not view this setting as a place to address curricula. Issues with supports, transportation, and planning were identified as barriers to participation. Prior experience sponsoring a school club positively affected teachers' perceptions of benefits gained from participation.
Descriptors: Clubs, Severe Disabilities, Middle School Students, Junior High School Students, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Student Participation, Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Institutional Characteristics, Special Education Teachers, Statistical Analysis, Likert Scales, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Grant or Contract Numbers: H325D090087