The present study examined attitudes of Israeli elementary school studcnts (N = 2845) and their teachers (N = 145) towards children with disabilities and mainstreaming. Correlations wcrc sought between several indcpendent variables, some colnmon to both groups, and others specific to one or the other. No correlations were found between studcnts’ and teachers’ attitudes towards children with disabilities and towards mainstreaming. Findings indicated that the Israeli students displayed a custodial, patronizing attitude, while the teachers’ approach was of a more medical and diagnostic nature. The most significant background variable found to corrclatc with positive students’ attitudcs towards their peers with handicaps was previous contact with children with them. The variable of previous contact did not affect teachers’ attitudes.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Special Services in the Schools|
|State||Published - 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Applied Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health