M.A. in Learning Disabilities
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
High school teachers--Attitudes; Mainstreaming in education
Disability and Equity in Education
The purpose of this study was to investigate the types of instructional strategies offered in mainstream classes. Twenty mainstream teachers of academic subjects in grades 9 through 12 were asked to complete a self-evaluation concerning instructional strategies used in their general education classes. Also, the teachers completed a questionnaire concerning their attitudes toward mainstreaming and their perception of the success of the mainstreaming program in their school. Results indicate that over one third of the teachers felt no strong commitment to mainstreaming and did not utilize many instructional modifications that are proven to benefit students with disabilities. Implications of these results in terms of recent educational initiatives resulting in increased inclusion programs are discussed.
Tartaglione, Nancy, "Secondary teachers' attitudes toward increased mainstreaming: use of effective instruction for students with learning disabilities" (1996). Theses and Dissertations. 2211.