Award Date

1-1-2002

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Special Education

First Committee Member

Rebecca Nathanson

Number of Pages

59

Abstract

Parental attitudes of children with and without disabilities concerning inclusion are essential factors in the implementation of inclusion programs. This study examines the attitudes of parents of children without disabilities in a private school setting, towards inclusion of children with disabilities. Forty-nine parents of children with no identified disabilities were surveyed. All of these children attended a private day school. A 20-item questionnaire was utilized to examine parents' perceptions of inclusion. The data suggest parents feel children with disabilities benefit academically and socially from inclusion in a private school setting. Results also indicate that parents of children without disabilities generally support inclusion. Parents expressed concern regarding possible negative effects of inclusion of children with behavioral or severe disabilities.

Keywords

Attitudes; Disabilities; Inclusion; Parental; Private; School; Setting; Students; Towards

Controlled Subject

Special education

File Format

pdf

File Size

1679.36 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/69jd-6v9e


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