Personal attitudes of General Education teachers toward children with special needs

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Author: Catig, Threnna Grace J. et.al

Accession Number: 782

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Copyright Year: 2016

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ABSTRACT This descriptive study determined the personal attitudes of general education teachers toward children with special needs. A total of 30 randomly selected general education teachers of Leganes Central Elementary School participated in the study. Data were gathered using an adapted rating scale. Mean and standard deviation were used to measure the level of personal attitudes of general education teachers. Spearman Rho and Pearson Chi-Square were used to determine the relationship between the variables. Mann-Whitney determined the significant differences between variables. Result revealed that general education teachers have positive attitudes toward children with special needs when taken as a whole and classified according to sex, age, educational attainment and total years of experience. There is no significant relationship between the teacher’s personal attitudes and their age, educational attainment and total years of teaching experience, while a significant relationship exists between the attitudes of the teachers and their sex. Results further showed that there is no significant difference between the personal attitudes of general education teachers and their age, educational attainment, and total years of teaching experience, while there is a significant difference between the personal attitudes of general education teachers and their sex. Based on the results, it can be concluded that, general education teachers believe that they have positive personal attitudes toward to children with special needs.


Keywords: Attitudes, General Education teachers, Children with special needs

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