Attitudes Toward Handicapped Students: Professional, Peer, and Parent Reactions
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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Definition and Theory
2 The Importance of Professional and Peer Attitudes Toward Handicapped Students
3 How Attitudes Toward Handicapped Students are Measured
4 Attitudes of Professionals and Peers Toward Handicapped Students
5 Factors Affecting the Development and Maintenance of Attitudes
6 Modifying Professional and Peer Attitudes Toward Handicapped Students
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