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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 8/2008

01-09-2008 | Original Paper

Principals’ Attitudes Regarding Inclusion of Children with Autism in Pennsylvania Public Schools

Auteurs: Judy L. Horrocks, George White, Laura Roberts

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 8/2008

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Abstract

This study sought to identify the attitudes that principals held regarding the inclusion of students with disabilities, and the relationship between their attitudes and their placement recommendations for children with autism and to identify the relationship between specific demographic factors and attitudes toward inclusion and placement. A stratified random sample was drawn from the active list of 3,070 principals in the Pennsylvania public schools. From 1,500 surveys, 571 principal responses were received. The most significant factor in predicting both a positive attitude toward inclusion of children with disabilities and higher recommendations of placements for children with autism was the principal’s belief that children with autism could be included in a regular education classroom.
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Typically, researchers select factors with eigenvalues greater than 1. We included Factor 2 for subsequent analysis although the eigenvalue was less than 1 because the factor contributed to a substantial amount of explanation for the variability in the placements (i.e. 8.28%).
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Principals’ Attitudes Regarding Inclusion of Children with Autism in Pennsylvania Public Schools
Auteurs
Judy L. Horrocks
George White
Laura Roberts
Publicatiedatum
01-09-2008
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 8/2008
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-007-0522-x

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