Attitudes of Parents and Teachers Toward Mainstreaming

Hayes K. and Gunn P. (1988) Attitudes of Parents and Teachers Toward Mainstreaming. The Exceptional Child, 35 1: 31-38. doi:10.1080/0156655880350104

Author Hayes K.
Gunn P.
Title Attitudes of Parents and Teachers Toward Mainstreaming
Journal name The Exceptional Child
ISSN 0156-6555
Publication date 1988-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0156655880350104
Volume 35
Issue 1
Start page 31
End page 38
Total pages 8
Subject 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
3306 Health (social science)
3304 Education
3601 Health Professions (miscellaneous)
Abstract A questionnaire measuring attitudes toward mainstreaming was completed by teachers and parents at two primary schools, one of which had initiated a mainstreaming program in Year 1 classes. Results indicated that attitudes of parents and teachers at this school were more negative than those of their counterparts at the school with no mainstreaming program. Despite this apparent relationship between contact with disabled children and a negative attitude towards mainstreaming, a significant association was found between amount of experience with disabled children and a positive attitude towards mainstreaming. Among explanations proposed for these discrepant findings is the suggestion that attitudes expressed prior to experience with mainstreaming may not be an accurate guide to views held after its implementation.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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