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Examination of the effect of professional development on the attitudes of pre-service teachers regarding inclusion of students with autism.

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dc.contributor.advisor Ivey-Hatz, Julie K., 1971-
dc.contributor.author Ward, Angela Kristine.
dc.date.copyright 2012-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8537
dc.description.abstract An experimental design was conducted to examine the change in mean scores of pre-service teachers after targeted professional development. A two-factor repeated measures design was used with professional development as the independent variable and raw scores on The Teacher Attitudes Toward Inclusion Scale (TATIS) as the dependent variable. A total of 65 participants responded to four administrations of the TATIS. Professional development targeting the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders and teaching strategies demonstrated to be effective in the literature was provided to a random sample of the participants. Results demonstrate a change in raw scores of participants in the experimental group following professional development. The scores of the participants in the control group remained constant across administrations of the TATIS. Significant differences were noted when comparing groups of participants specifically between participants majoring in secondary education and those majoring in special education. en_US
dc.publisher en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Autism. en_US
dc.subject Professional development. en_US
dc.subject Pre-service teachers. en_US
dc.subject Attitude. en_US
dc.title Examination of the effect of professional development on the attitudes of pre-service teachers regarding inclusion of students with autism. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Ph.D. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Access changed 10/22/13.
dc.contributor.department Educational Psychology. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of Educational Psychology. en_US


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