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ERIC Number: EJ978286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug-15
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1099-839X
General Education Students' Changing Perceptions of Students with Special Needs
Novak, Ashley D.; Bartelheim, Frederick J.
Current Issues in Education, v15 n2 Aug 2012
Schools are becoming more inclusive and more students with special needs are accessing general education classrooms than ever. This action research study investigated general education students changing perceptions of students with special needs through the use of various interventions (e.g., classroom discussions, organized games, buddy reads, peer tutoring, etc.) over a four week period of time. This study was conducted in a second grade classroom setting. Two questionnaires were designed and administered to collect data about the participants' perceptions of students with special needs during the four weeks of the study. The questionnaire responses were analyzed to determine if a shift toward more positive perceptions of students with special needs occurred. Results of the data analysis indicate that the general education students' perceptions of students with special needs did improve, or evolve, as a result of the inventions employed in this study. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 2
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Language: English
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