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Levi, Uzi; Einav, Michal; Raskind, Ilana; Ziv, Orit; Margalit, Malka – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
Teachers play a critical role in facilitating the academic achievements of students with learning disabilities (LD). The personal resources of teachers, such as sense of coherence (SOC) and hopeful thinking, may predict self-perception of the competency and efficacy they possess to help students with LD acquire needed learning skills. Several…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Psychological Patterns
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Leyser, Yona; Greenberger, Lori – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2008
Increasing numbers of students with disabilities are enrolled in post-secondary institutions. This study examined faculty attitudes and practices regarding students with disabilities in teacher education. Participants were 188 faculty in seven colleges, in Israel, who responded to a survey instrument about attitudes and practices. Faculty reported…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Testing Accommodations, Correlation, Teacher Background
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Findler, Liora – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2007
The unique contribution of grandparents to families of children with and without disabilities is often overlooked in the clinical and empirical literature. Perceptions and practice of teachers regarding grandparents were examined. Eighty-two special education teachers and 80 teachers from regular classes completed a 30-item questionnaire tapping…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Grandparents, Teacher Attitudes
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Almog, Orit; Shechtman, Zipora – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2007
This study examines how teachers actually cope with behavioural problems of included students. In order to understand the impact of individual differences on teachers' coping strategies, the authors looked at the relationship between these strategies and teachers' democratic beliefs and self-efficacy. Participants were 33 teachers in Israel, who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Observation Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Romi, Shlomo; Leyser, Yona – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2006
The study examined attitudes towards inclusion and sense of efficacy of 1155 Israeli preservice teachers and variables related to these beliefs. Participants responded to an "Options related to inclusion scale", and a "Teacher efficacy scale". Findings revealed strong support for the principle of inclusion, yet also support for…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education