Attitudes of Principals & Teachers towards the Inclusion of Students with Special Needs in General Education Schools in the Sultanate of Oman

Mahmood Abbas, Ibrahim A. Al Qaryouti

Abstract


This study aimed to identify the attitudes of principals & teachers towards the inclusion of students with special needs in General Education Schools. A number of 230 principals & teachers participated in the study (42 principals & 183 teachers). The researchers developed a tool of 37 items covering 5 domains. Reliability & validity of the instrument were established. Results of the study indicated that there were no statistically significant differences in the attitudes toward inclusion between principals & teachers. However, the result showed a statistically significant difference between male & female teachers, in the second, third, fourth & fifth domains. Besides, there was no statistically significant difference in the attitude towards inclusion related to teachers' experience. The result showed that there were statistically significant differences in the attitudes towards inclusion between teachers who deal with students of special needs, & those who did not deal with them. Finally, this study came up with a number of recommendations.


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Psychological Studies

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jeps.vol3iss1pp24-46

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