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A Study of Attitude of Secondary Schools Teachers toward Inclusive Education


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Teachers' attitude toward inclusion plays an important role in the education of special children. An attitude may include cognitive, affective and behavioural components. The aim of this paper is to explore the intensity of attitude (positive or negative) of secondary school teachers towards inclusive education. The other objectives are to find out the difference in attitude between male and female; less experienced and more experienced, science and social science and trained and untrained teachers. The data was collected from 200 secondary school teachers by using survey method. A standardised attitude scale was used for this purpose. The results indicate that average attitude of secondary school teachers towards inclusive education was moderate. Female, less-experienced, social science and trained teachers were found to have more positive attitude towards inclusive education as compared to male, more experienced, science and untrained teachers. Thus, there is need to mould the attitude of male, more experienced and science teachers through training and education.

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Attitude, Inclusive Education, Secondary School Teachers.
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Ramesh Sandhu
Department of Education, C. R. College of Education, Hisar, Haryana, India

Abstract


Teachers' attitude toward inclusion plays an important role in the education of special children. An attitude may include cognitive, affective and behavioural components. The aim of this paper is to explore the intensity of attitude (positive or negative) of secondary school teachers towards inclusive education. The other objectives are to find out the difference in attitude between male and female; less experienced and more experienced, science and social science and trained and untrained teachers. The data was collected from 200 secondary school teachers by using survey method. A standardised attitude scale was used for this purpose. The results indicate that average attitude of secondary school teachers towards inclusive education was moderate. Female, less-experienced, social science and trained teachers were found to have more positive attitude towards inclusive education as compared to male, more experienced, science and untrained teachers. Thus, there is need to mould the attitude of male, more experienced and science teachers through training and education.

Keywords


Attitude, Inclusive Education, Secondary School Teachers.