Attitudes Toward Handicapped Students: Professional, Peer, and Parent Reactions

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Psychology Press, 1985 - Education - 265 pages
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Many handicapped children are now being treated and educated in the mainstream of society. Therefore it is important for professionals to be knowledgeable about the attitudes of societal members toward these students. This text is a thorough and invaluable sourcebook on how attitudes are formed, measured, and changed. An extensive discussion about professional, peer, parental and sibling attitudes toward a class or family member, and reviewing methodologies for change are provided.
 

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Contents

Definition and Theory
1
2 The Importance of Professional and Peer Attitudes Toward Handicapped Students
15
3 How Attitudes Toward Handicapped Students are Measured
26
4 Attitudes of Professionals and Peers Toward Handicapped Students
63
5 Factors Affecting the Development and Maintenance of Attitudes
109
6 Modifying Professional and Peer Attitudes Toward Handicapped Students
156
7 Attitudes of Parents and Siblings Toward a Handicapped Family Member
194
8 Suggestions for Future Research
234
Author Index
245
Subject Index
260
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