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The Effect Of A Training Program On The Attitudes Of Teachers Of Students With Learning Disabilities Towards Co-Teaching, Thouraiya Al-Khatri, Suhail Mahmoud Al-Zoubi Smalzoubi, Yousef Abu Shindi Oct 2020

The Effect Of A Training Program On The Attitudes Of Teachers Of Students With Learning Disabilities Towards Co-Teaching, Thouraiya Al-Khatri, Suhail Mahmoud Al-Zoubi Smalzoubi, Yousef Abu Shindi

International Journal for Research in Education

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a training program on the attitudes of teachers who teach students with learning disabilities (LD) toward co-teaching. The sample of the study consisted of 60 female teachers who teach students with LD in general education schools at Al Batinah South Governorate, Oman. The participants were divided into two equal groups (experimental and control); each group was composed of 30 teachers. The researchers developed a training program and attitudes toward co-teaching scale (AS). The AS was administered as pretest and posttest to the teachers in both groups. The experimental group ...


Effects Of Integrating First Aid Into Health Education Program On Students-Teachers’ Knowledge And Attitudes At The Lebanese University Faculty Of Education, Imane Abu Ali, Ibrahim Kadamani Oct 2020

Effects Of Integrating First Aid Into Health Education Program On Students-Teachers’ Knowledge And Attitudes At The Lebanese University Faculty Of Education, Imane Abu Ali, Ibrahim Kadamani

Al Jinan الجنان

Students are exposed to various types of injuries at schools that need first aid. School-teachers are often the first individuals to witness and handle these injuries. Consequently, first aid competencies should be attained by school-teachers to save students’ life. This study was aimed to evaluate the effects of first aid educational intervention on students-teachers knowledge and attitudes in the Lebanese university, faculty of education. This study was conducted on a convenient sample of 50 students-teachers. Data were obtained via questionnaire used as pre/post-test, and a survey distributed to students-teachers to test their knowledge and attitudes. Concerning their first aid ...


An Investigation Of Principals' Social And Emotional Learning Beliefs And Attitudes, Kimberly Jones Phd., Melissa Cater Phd. Sep 2020

An Investigation Of Principals' Social And Emotional Learning Beliefs And Attitudes, Kimberly Jones Phd., Melissa Cater Phd.

The Qualitative Report

With recent educational demands placed on academic accountability, it is difficult for many people to determine or acknowledge where or how focusing on social and emotional learning (SEL) can be beneficial. In this paper we focus on principals’ beliefs and attitudes about social and emotional learning. Principals influence implementation through their school priorities, vision, expectations, and emphases. We used grounded theory techniques and semi-structured interviews with K-8th grade principals of public schools located in a state in the southeastern United States. When describing principals’ beliefs and attitudes, late majority adopters held neutral attitudes and weak beliefs regarding SEL. In addition ...


Attitudes Of Arabic Teachers Towards Using Cort Program In Developing Creative Thinking Skills Among Students In The Primary Stage In The State Of Kuwait, مريم حمدان علي العنزي Jul 2020

Attitudes Of Arabic Teachers Towards Using Cort Program In Developing Creative Thinking Skills Among Students In The Primary Stage In The State Of Kuwait, مريم حمدان علي العنزي

Jordanian Educational Journal

This study sought to identify attitudes of Arabic Teachers towards using CoRT program in developing creative thinking skills among students in the Primary stage in the State of Kuwait, and its relationship to some variables: gender, qualifications and experience. To achieve the aim of the study, a simple random sample of (260) teachers was selected, and a (22) item questionnaire was designed. The validity and reliability of the study tools were insured, the study revealed that the attitudes of teachers towards using CoRT program in developing creative thinking skills in students are highly positive, however, there were no significant differences ...


اتجاهات طلبة جامعة القصيم نحو استخدام وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي الالكترونية في الأغراض التعليمية ومعوقات الإستخدام (دراسة ميدانية), حمد صالح بن عبدالعزيز الغنيم Jul 2020

اتجاهات طلبة جامعة القصيم نحو استخدام وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي الالكترونية في الأغراض التعليمية ومعوقات الإستخدام (دراسة ميدانية), حمد صالح بن عبدالعزيز الغنيم

Journal of Faculty of Education Assiut University - المجلة العلمية بكلية التربية-جامعة أسيوط

The study aimed to identify the attitudes of the students of Qassim University towards the use of social media for educational purposes and the obstacles of use in the light of some variables that include the academic specialization, the academic level, and computer experience. The study sample consisted of (120) students in the following disciplines (scientific and engineering - humanitarian and educational - health) it was conducted in the second semester of the academic year 1438/1439 H.

To measure the attitudes of the students of Qaseem University towards the use of electronic social media and the obstacles to their use, an ...


A Cross-Cultural Qualitative Study On Students’ Attitudes Towards Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Dara Tafazoli, María Elena Gómez Parra, Cristina A. Huertas-Abril Jul 2020

A Cross-Cultural Qualitative Study On Students’ Attitudes Towards Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Dara Tafazoli, María Elena Gómez Parra, Cristina A. Huertas-Abril

The Qualitative Report

This cross-cultural qualitative study investigated the attitudes and perceptions of language students towards computer-assisted language learning (CALL). We examined the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of CALL in language education according to Iranian and Spanish students’ perceptions and attitudes. In addition, we found out the differences between Iranian and Spanish language students’ perceptions and attitudes towards CALL. The participants were 237 language students, and the researchers applied an online 10 open-ended question instrument for data collection and a SWOT analysis for data analysis. The findings of the content analysis revealed that many language students in Iran and Spain approved that ...


اتجاهات معلمي العلوم نحو استخدام التقويم التشخيصي من وجهة نظر المعلمين أنفسهم, إبراهيم احمد الشرع Jun 2020

اتجاهات معلمي العلوم نحو استخدام التقويم التشخيصي من وجهة نظر المعلمين أنفسهم, إبراهيم احمد الشرع

Jordanian Educational Journal

This study aimed at finding out the degree of science teachers' awareness of diagnostic evaluation, and their attitudes towards using it from their point of view. To accomplish the purpose of the study, a questionnaire of (40) items was developed and administrated on (135) science teachers. The results showed statistically significant differences at (α = 0.05) of science teachers` attitudes towards using diagnostic evaluation according to: teaching experience, specialization, while the differences were not statistically different according to gender. In the light of the given results, the researcher recommended holding workshops to make teachers familiar with diagnostic evaluation, and providing ...


The Attitudes Of The Students Toward The Entrepreneurial Teaching And Learning Methods That Have Been Recently Implemented In The College Of Administrative Science., دينا عبد الحميد القدسي Jun 2020

The Attitudes Of The Students Toward The Entrepreneurial Teaching And Learning Methods That Have Been Recently Implemented In The College Of Administrative Science., دينا عبد الحميد القدسي

Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Research in Higher Education (مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية (للبحوث في التعليم العالي

This study aims at exploring College of Administrative Science students' attitudes toward the entrepreneurial learning and teaching methods that have been recently implemented. In addition, the study focused on opinions toward teaching methods, the tools and resources used in teaching, the community interaction activities, as well as the new grading system. It also aims at discovering the statistical relationship between the student attitudes and factors such as academic year, gender and specialization of the students. The study conducted at Palestine Polytechnic University. The researcher used a questionnaire to collect the data from the sample of 258 students. The results showed ...


Generational Differences In Attitudes About Unions: A Segmented Dispositional Marketing Approach, Vickie Coleman Gallagher, Jack Firorito Apr 2020

Generational Differences In Attitudes About Unions: A Segmented Dispositional Marketing Approach, Vickie Coleman Gallagher, Jack Firorito

Southern Business Review

Vickie Coleman Gallagher, is a Ph.D. student at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306.

Jack Firorito, Ph.D., is the J. Frank Dame Professor of Management, College of Business, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306.

Recipient, Best Paper Award, 26th Annual Southern Industrial Relations and Human Resource Conference (SIRHRC), Savannah, GA 31401.


Lgbtq Training For Aquatic Employees: Impact On Attitudes And Professional Competencies, Austin R. Anderson, Eric Knee, William D. Ramos Apr 2020

Lgbtq Training For Aquatic Employees: Impact On Attitudes And Professional Competencies, Austin R. Anderson, Eric Knee, William D. Ramos

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

This study examined the impact of a LGBTQ diversity training on the attitudes and professional competencies of aquatic employees within a campus recreational sports setting. While diversity training is often discussed as a key component of inclusive aquatic programming, little empirical research examining the outcomes associated with such trainings exists. As such, members of the research team developed, implemented, and evaluated a four-month long training program consisting of one in-person training session and monthly inclusion handouts discussing issues related to the inclusion of LGBTQ participants. A comparative quantitative research design was used to measure employee’s attitudes towards the LGBTQ ...


Self-Efficacy And Attitudes For Vocabulary Strategies Among English Learners And Native Speakers, Qizhen Deng, Guy Trainin Mar 2020

Self-Efficacy And Attitudes For Vocabulary Strategies Among English Learners And Native Speakers, Qizhen Deng, Guy Trainin

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This study examined university students’ self-efficacy and attitudes for employing vocabulary strategies in four learning contexts. The contexts are characterized by input modality (reading vs. listening) and purpose (academic vs. leisure). Another goal was to compare the self-efficacy and attitudes between English learners (ELs) and native speakers. A total of 112 participants responded to four short scenarios by rating their self-efficacy and attitudes toward employing vocabulary strategies under each scenario. Among the results, students reported higher self-efficacy using morphological analysis and dictionary use when reading, and higher self-efficacy to seek help when learning for academic purpose. There were no differences ...


Argument-Driven Engineering In Middle School Science: An Exploratory Study Of Changes In Engineering Identity Over An Academic Year, Lawrence Chu, Victor Sampson, Todd L. Hutner, Stephanie Rivale, Richard H. Crawford, Christina L. Baze, Hannah S. Brooks Oct 2019

Argument-Driven Engineering In Middle School Science: An Exploratory Study Of Changes In Engineering Identity Over An Academic Year, Lawrence Chu, Victor Sampson, Todd L. Hutner, Stephanie Rivale, Richard H. Crawford, Christina L. Baze, Hannah S. Brooks

Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER)

The goal of this study was to examine how the use of a new instructional model is related to changes in middle school students’ engineering identity. The intent of this instructional model, which is called argument-driven engineering (ADE), is to give students opportunities to design and critique solutions to meaningful problems using the core ideas and practices of science and engineering. The model also reflects current recommendations found in the literature for supporting the development or maintenance of engineering identity. This study took place in the context of an eighth-grade science classroom in order to explore how middle school students ...


The Effectiveness Of Cooperative Learning In The Reading Classroom, Amelia Tankersley, Joshua A. Cuevas Oct 2019

The Effectiveness Of Cooperative Learning In The Reading Classroom, Amelia Tankersley, Joshua A. Cuevas

Perspectives In Learning

This research examined the effectiveness of specific methods of cooperative learning on reading comprehension, motivation, and attitudes. The study implemented Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) and the Jigsaw method in a rural public elementary school and included 60 participants from 3rd grade reading classes. One group used the CSR method to read information on four different topics while the other group read information on the same topics using the Jigsaw method. After controlling for initial attitudes, motivation, and global reading comprehension, the results indicated that neither of these methods led to greater gains in these areas than the other. However, when ...


American K-12 Cfl Teachers’ Expected Competence, Actual Qualifications, And Needs For Professional Training: A Concurrent Mixed-Method Study, Xiongyi Liu, Ying Feng, Shunqin Li, Xiaocong Ding Jul 2019

American K-12 Cfl Teachers’ Expected Competence, Actual Qualifications, And Needs For Professional Training: A Concurrent Mixed-Method Study, Xiongyi Liu, Ying Feng, Shunqin Li, Xiaocong Ding

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

In recent years, there has been a growing demand in the global labor market for proficiency in Chinese as a foreign or second language. Yet not much is known regarding how Chinese language education is provided by the U.S. schools in order to meet this demand. The present study investigated the competence that a Chinese teacher is expected to have as well as the qualification that currently in-service K-12 teachers of Chinese are actually possess. In addition, this research explored teaching philosophies, attitudes, pedagogy, challenges and needs for professional training among the Chinese teachers who are currently hired by ...


“The First Day He Kicked Shoes At Me, The Last Day He Brought Me A Picture Of Himself”: Investigating The Practicum Experiences Of Pre-Service Teachers, Gabrielle Young, Jacqueline A. Specht, Fiona E. Hunter Ms, Sarah Terreberry, Donna Mcghie-Richmond, Nancy L. Hutchinson Dec 2018

“The First Day He Kicked Shoes At Me, The Last Day He Brought Me A Picture Of Himself”: Investigating The Practicum Experiences Of Pre-Service Teachers, Gabrielle Young, Jacqueline A. Specht, Fiona E. Hunter Ms, Sarah Terreberry, Donna Mcghie-Richmond, Nancy L. Hutchinson

Exceptionality Education International

The purpose of this study was to describe the ways in which the experiences gained during practica influence the developing self-efficacy of Canadian pre-service teachers for teaching in inclusive classrooms. Questionnaires were issued to participants in teacher education programs at 11 universities across Canada, and the data were subjected to content analysis. Several themes that emerged from the participant responses were found to be influential in pre-service teachers’ feelings of efficacy, with behaviour management having the greatest influence, regardless of whether participants felt successful or challenged. Academic outcomes, relationships with students, and other school adults as resources were also identified ...


Pre-Service Educational Assistants’ Attitudes Toward Inclusion, John Rr Freer Jun 2018

Pre-Service Educational Assistants’ Attitudes Toward Inclusion, John Rr Freer

Exceptionality Education International

In recent years, educational assistants (EAs) have taken on an integral role in special education. They often work with the most challenging and vulnerable student population (i.e., students with exceptionalities). To prepare EAs, some of Ontario’s publicly funded colleges have developed pre-service training programs. In Ontario, the number of students receiving special education services from kindergarten to Grade 12 is increasing, and policy trends are advocating for inclusion. Literature has suggested that educators’ attitudes toward educational inclusion may impact the extent to which inclusive strategies are implemented. Despite the importance that EAs bring to the special education team ...


“I Didn’T Even Think Of This”: Examining The Influence Of Student Disability Accommodation Training On Basic Course Instructors’ Attitudes And Self-Efficacy, Jillian A. Joyce Jan 2018

“I Didn’T Even Think Of This”: Examining The Influence Of Student Disability Accommodation Training On Basic Course Instructors’ Attitudes And Self-Efficacy, Jillian A. Joyce

Basic Communication Course Annual

Despite the growing number of students with disabilities in the university setting, few resources are offered to teach instructors about specific disabilities or provide direction for how to accommodate these students. This study used quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the influence of accommodation training on basic communication course graduate teaching assistants’ attitudes and self-efficacy regarding students with disabilities. The training used attribution theory as a lens to examine stuttering, a stigmatized disability that can uniquely affect the basic course classroom, and explore the logistical requirements for accommodating students in postsecondary education. This study used pretest and posttest data from ...


Conceptual Framework For A Curriculum In Social Change, Iris M. Yob Jan 2018

Conceptual Framework For A Curriculum In Social Change, Iris M. Yob

Journal of Social Change

Colleges, universities, and many high schools are expressing their mission in terms of creating social change or contributing to the common good. Such a mission suggests that if they are going to graduate students who will fulfill this mission, they will need to consider how they will best prepare students to do this. The conceptual framework for a curriculum in social change in this article offers a holistic approach, taking into account what a student should know, be able to do, and what values and attitudes should be nurtured. To that end, the article identifies three competencies in the knowledge ...


Attracting Preservice Teachers To Remote Locations, Kenneth D. Young, Peter Grainger, Dennis James Jan 2018

Attracting Preservice Teachers To Remote Locations, Kenneth D. Young, Peter Grainger, Dennis James

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Teaching in rural/remote regions poses many challenges to teachers and is identified as a priority research area by the state government. Despite initiatives by the state government and university providers to solve the issue through various incentives designed to attract teachers, the problem remains significant. This research describes and analyses the impact of a regional university initiative to attract teachers to rural and remote locations in Queensland. The data was gathered through analysis of responses from preservice teachers completing education degrees at a regional university in Queensland. The data revealed that a pre-graduation teaching placement to a rural/remote ...


Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Teaching Science In A New Zealand Intermediate School, Yvonne Ualesi, Gillian Ward Jan 2018

Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Teaching Science In A New Zealand Intermediate School, Yvonne Ualesi, Gillian Ward

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Concern has been raised globally that a lack of interest by teachers towards teaching science has a negative impact on the children they teach. While attention has been paid to the teacher as a contributing factor to students’ attitudes, less has been written about the attitudes of teachers. To bridge this gap, the current study examines six Year 8 teachers’ attitudes towards teaching science in a New Zealand intermediate school. Biographical data was gathered and individual semi-structured interviews were conducted that explored the teachers’ attitudes. van Aalderen-Smeets et al.’s (2012) framework, which takes a multidimensional view of attitudes, is ...


Attitudes Toward And Images Of Children With Special Needs, Halah Elhoweris, Mahmoud F. Gharaibeh, Olla Abdulrahman, Wasmeya Al Ahbabi, Marwa Alkaabi, Maryam Saif Alshamsi Aug 2017

Attitudes Toward And Images Of Children With Special Needs, Halah Elhoweris, Mahmoud F. Gharaibeh, Olla Abdulrahman, Wasmeya Al Ahbabi, Marwa Alkaabi, Maryam Saif Alshamsi

International Journal for Research in Education

The media and literature play significant roles in shaping children’s attitudes toward children with special needs. Indeed, several research studies indicate that people with special needs were often portrayed negatively and inaccurately in children’s literature books. To date, no study has been found that investigated the available Arabic and/or English children’s literature books in the UAE to see how people with special needs are portrayed. The aim of this study, therefore, was twofold: a) to analyse children’s literature which feature books with special needs characters, and b) to examine the differences between Arabic and English ...


Predictors Of Teacher Educators' Research Productivity, Fadia M. Nasser-Abu Alhija, Arin Majdob Jan 2017

Predictors Of Teacher Educators' Research Productivity, Fadia M. Nasser-Abu Alhija, Arin Majdob

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This study examined the relationship between teacher educators' research productivity (RP) and their background and professional characteristics, attitudes, motives, obstacles and time devoted to research. The sample included 161 teacher educators from four teacher education colleges in Israel. The findings indicate the significance of five variables for predicting RP: academic degree, rank, administrative position, desire to develop new knowledge and learn from research findings and perceived insufficient research competence and self-confidence. These variables account for 37.2% of the variance in RP. The results from this study provide useful information for teacher education institutions and policy makers regarding variables significantly ...


Predicting Parental Mediation Behaviors: The Direct And Indirect Influence Of Parents’ Critical Thinking About Media And Attitudes About Parent-Child Interactions, Eric E. Rasmussen, Shawna R. White, Andy J. King, Steven Holiday, Rebecca L. Densley Dec 2016

Predicting Parental Mediation Behaviors: The Direct And Indirect Influence Of Parents’ Critical Thinking About Media And Attitudes About Parent-Child Interactions, Eric E. Rasmussen, Shawna R. White, Andy J. King, Steven Holiday, Rebecca L. Densley

Journal of Media Literacy Education

Many parents fail to interact with their children regularly about media content and past research has identified few predictors of parents’ engagement in parental mediation behaviors. The present study explored the relationship between parents’ critical thinking about media and parents’ provision of both active and restrictive mediation of television content. Results revealed that parents’ critical thinking about media is positively associated with both active and restrictive mediation, relationships mediated by parents’ attitudes toward parent-child interactions about media. These findings suggest that media literacy programs aimed at improving parents’ critical thinking about media may be an effective way to alter children ...


Beyond Financial Need: Predictors Of Student Loans And Student Loan Attitudes, Jill M. Norvilitis, Meghan J. Batt Dec 2016

Beyond Financial Need: Predictors Of Student Loans And Student Loan Attitudes, Jill M. Norvilitis, Meghan J. Batt

Journal of Student Financial Aid

Although public concern about student loan debt has been increasing, little research has examined predictors of debt beyond financial need or demographic factors. The present study explored the role of several psychological and attitudinal variables in student loan debt among 189 college students. Results indicate that loan initiative and loan resignation attitudes predicted level of student loan debt. In addition, locus of control, delay of gratification, and social comparison are also related to loans and loan attitudes. Parental instruction marginally predicted loan attitudes, but not loan totals. Overall, these results suggest the need to consider non-need based factors when counseling ...


Physical Activity Among Older American Indians And Alaska Natives, David Hodgins, Linda Larkey, Barbara E. Ainsworth, Colleen Keller Jul 2016

Physical Activity Among Older American Indians And Alaska Natives, David Hodgins, Linda Larkey, Barbara E. Ainsworth, Colleen Keller

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Introduction: Life style behaviors contribute to poor health among older Americans Indians/Alaska Native (AI/AN) in the United States, with low levels of physical activity (PA) particularly tied to the chronic disease profile of this population. Searched reviews of physical activity among AI/ANs are limited in assessing prevalence and correlates to PA among older adults > 40 years.

Methods: A literature search of reported physical activity studies among older AI/AN was assessed for prevalence and predictive factors associated with levels of physical activity.

Results: Fourteen studies were included in this review that either specifically quantified the amount of ...


Effect Of An Engineering Camp On Students’ Perceptions Of Engineering And Technology, Rebekah Hammack, Toni A. Ivey, Juliana Utley, Karen A. High Nov 2015

Effect Of An Engineering Camp On Students’ Perceptions Of Engineering And Technology, Rebekah Hammack, Toni A. Ivey, Juliana Utley, Karen A. High

Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER)

Students’ knowledge about a profession influences their future decisions about careers. Research indicates that students tend to hold stereotypical views of engineers, which would hinder engineering as a career choice. The purpose of this study was to measure how participating in a week long engineering summer camp affected middle school students’ (N519) attitudes towards engineering and their conceptions of engineering and technology. Results indicate that participation in the programs had a positive impact on the students’ understandings of what technology is and the work engineers do. Although the results indicate a positive impact on participants, it is not clear which ...


Mapping Change In Medical Student Attitudes Regarding Lesbian, Gay And Bisexual Healthcare, Kaitlyn C. Mccune, Katherine L. Imborek, Theang Ho, Abbey J. Hardy-Fairbanks, Colleen K. Stockdale Sep 2015

Mapping Change In Medical Student Attitudes Regarding Lesbian, Gay And Bisexual Healthcare, Kaitlyn C. Mccune, Katherine L. Imborek, Theang Ho, Abbey J. Hardy-Fairbanks, Colleen K. Stockdale

Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Despite significant social advances among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, healthcare disparities remain prevalent. Medical education represents a prime opportunity for addressing this need. Thus, we undertook this study to explore second year medical students’ attitudes regarding equal access to healthcare services including erectile dysfunction medication, family planning medications and technology, and partner health insurance coverage.

Nearly 1500 allopathic medical students were surveyed from 2006 to 2014 during their second pre-clinical training year. While attitudes regarding care between LGB patients and heterosexual patients were often similar, there was a significant change in favor of providing insurance coverage for ...


Preparedness Of Pre-Service Teachers For Inclusive Education In The Solomon Islands, Umesh Sharma, Janine Simi, Chris Forlin Jan 2015

Preparedness Of Pre-Service Teachers For Inclusive Education In The Solomon Islands, Umesh Sharma, Janine Simi, Chris Forlin

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Recent policy changes in the Pacific Islands have seen a strong emphasis on implementing inclusive education. Preparing teachers for this change in education will be essential if they are to have the knowledge, skills and understandings so that they can become inclusive practitioners. Pre-service teacher education will play a critical role in supporting this process. This paper considers the perceptions of pre-service teachers undertaking the first year of the Diploma of Teaching in the one university in the Solomon Islands. This is the only university that prepares teachers to work across the entire archipelago. Data are collected pre and post ...


Attitudes Of Secondary Regular School Teachers Toward Inclusive Education In New Delhi, India: A Qualitative Study, Nisha Bhatnagar, Ajay Das Sep 2014

Attitudes Of Secondary Regular School Teachers Toward Inclusive Education In New Delhi, India: A Qualitative Study, Nisha Bhatnagar, Ajay Das

Exceptionality Education International

This study aimed to identify the attitudes of regular school teachers in Delhi, India, toward the inclusion of students with disabilities. It also explored their views regarding facilitators of inclusive education. Respondents were secondary school teachers working in schools in Delhi that implement inclusive education for students with disabilities. Two focus group interviews with ten participants in each group and 20 individual semi-structured interviews were conducted. The flexible qualitative analysis program QRS NVivo was utilized for data analysis. The major finding of the study was that the teachers held positive attitudes toward the inclusion of students with disabilities. The teachers ...


Sexual Education And Attitudes Toward Masturbation, Jannine Ray, Shelby Afflerbach Aug 2014

Sexual Education And Attitudes Toward Masturbation, Jannine Ray, Shelby Afflerbach

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

The long-standing social stigma surrounding masturbation has led to its prohibition from being included in public school curriculum as a healthy sexual practice. Furthermore, not only is masturbation a healthy sexual practice for the individual, research has demonstrated masturbation to be helpful in treating sexual dysfunctions for couples. Therefore, if the topic of masturbation is included in comprehensive sexual education as a healthy sexual practice, it may promote sexual health among individuals both intra- and interpersonally. The present study recruited from a convenient sample from a medium sized state university in the upper Midwest. Participants completed two surveys, administered through ...