Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (RESEARCH ON EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN)   FALL 2007 , Volume 7 , Number 3 (25); Page(s) 247 To 264.
 
Paper: 

THE EFFECT OF A PREPARATORY PROGRAM ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF NORMAL STUDENTS TOWARD STUDENTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITY IN INCLUSIVE AND NORMAL SCHOOLS

 
 
Author(s):  ADIB SERESHKI N.*, POURMOHAMMADREZTAJRISHI M., MIRZAMANI BAFGHI S.M.
 
* UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND REHABILITATION SCIENCES
 
Abstract: 
Objective: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of a preparatory program on the acceptance of students with physical disability by their peers in inclusive and normal schools in Tehran.
Method: 435 subjects were selected randomly from 3rd to 5th grades in inclusive and normal schools and were placed into experimental and control groups by random. Acceptance Scale (form 2) developed by Voeltz (1980) was utilized to as the research instrument.
Results: The acceptance of two groups was collected before and after the treatment (applying preparing program) and the data were analyzed by t-test for independent groups and two-way ANOVA. The results showed that acceptance of experimental group in both inclusive and normal schools were enhanced. Regarding to the school type, no significant difference was observed between experimental groups.
Conclusion: Preparatory programs can be helpful to increase student's acceptance toward students with physical disabilities.
 
Keyword(s): STUDENTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITY, ACCEPTANCE, INCLUSIVE AND NORMAL SCHOOLS
 
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