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Gehrke, Rebecca Swanson; Murri, Nancy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
This mixed methods study gathered information about the experiences of beginning special education teachers, their systems of support, and their intent to continue their careers in the field. Individual open-ended interviews were conducted with 8 first and second year special education teachers to obtain their perceptions of their first year of…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, Likert Scales, Special Education Teachers
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McLeskey, James; Waldron, Nancy L.; So, Tak-shing H.; Swanson, Kristin; Loveland, Tracy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2001
A study compared perspectives of 78 teachers in inclusive schools and 84 teachers in non-inclusive schools. The inclusion teachers had significantly more positive perspectives regarding inclusion. The groups differed regarding how well prepared their school was for inclusion, concern with teachers' roles, and concern with the effect of inclusion.…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Educational Environment, Elementary Education