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Volume 12, Issue 1 (1983)

Teacher Attitudes Toward Handicapped Children: A Review and Synthesis

pp. 12—25

ABSTRACT: School psychologists have become increasingly involved with handicapped children who have been mainstreamed into regular education classes. To ensure that these children have successful educational experiences, school psychologists need to be aware of teacher attitudes toward the handicapped.This review summarizes research findings related to the cognitive, affective and behavioral components of teacher attitudes toward these children with exceptional educational needs and explores the relationship between certain teacher characteristics and attitudes. Strategies for changing attitudes through the use of consultation and in-service training by school psychologists are also discussed.

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