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ERIC Number: EJ1419827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2024
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0896-3746
EISSN: EISSN-1550-5081
Validation of the Inclusion Scale: Early Childhood Educators' Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Inclusion in South Korea
Sunyoung Kim; Youn-Jeng Choi; Veronica Y. Kang; Jing Wang; Namhee Kim; Kyoung-Mi Kim
Infants and Young Children, v37 n2 p142-153 2024
Despite the importance of inclusion in education, studies that clearly define and operationalize the concept of early childhood inclusive education in South Korea remain scarce. In this study, we aimed to translate and validate a comprehensive measurement scale to assess Korean early childhood teachers' attitudes and perceptions regarding inclusion. We analyzed data from a group of 224 respondents from 82 daycare centers in South Korea and tested the inclusion scale's internal consistency, subscale reliability, and content and construct validity. The exploratory factor analysis identified four factors with varying number of items in each factor. Researchers could use this instrument to better understand Korean teachers' beliefs about themselves with respect to inclusive education. Implications for research include the utility of the survey instrument with Korean early childhood teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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