Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Animal and Nutritional Sciences
Barbara G Warash
The intent of this study was to examine the attitudes of early childhood personnel on preschool inclusion before and after participating in a preschool inclusion class that was specifically designed for preschool teachers. The attitudes of teachers were measured using a 7 point Likert type pre and post-assessment scale. The items on the scale dealt with the inclusion of children with disabilities in a typically developing classroom. The participants in the study included 96 early childhood personnel working in West Virginia. In this pre-experimental design, the total scores of each item for the pre-test were compared to total scores on each item for the post-test. In addition a paired t test with Bonferroni correction for multiple comparisons was calculated for each of the seven items, which indicated that all pre-test versus post-test differences were significant along with the total scores at the p <.01 level.
Morgan, Kellie J., "The effects of a specifically designed pre-school inclusion course on the attitudes of early childhood personnel" (2006). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 4250.