A Study of Attitude of Teachers towards Inclusive Education

  • Shiba Singh Junior Research Fellow, Department of Teacher Education, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7900-0868
  • Saurav Kumar Assistant Professor, Amaltas College of Education, Bihar, India
  • Ranjan Kumar Singh Research Scholar & Icssr Fellow, Department of Teacher Education, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya, India
Keywords: Inclusive education, Attitude, Pre-service teachers, In-service teachers

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the attitude of the teacher’s towards inclusive education as the attitude of teachers or executors has a significant impact on the successful implementation of inclusive education. The population of the study comprised all pre-service and in-service teachers of the Gaya district of Bihar. Out of this population, a sample of 108 pre-service & in-service teachers (associated with primary and secondary school) were selected through quota sampling technique from 11 institutions (belonging to the government and private management system). We wish to discover teachers’ attitudes towards inclusive education among their different demographic variables i.e. Mode of service, Gender, Locality. An attitude of teachers towards Inclusive Education questionnaire, was used for data collection. Collected data were statistically analyzed by using Frequency counts, Mean, Standard Deviation (SD), Standard Error of Mean and ` t ` test. Among the total participants n= 108, 48.14% were pre-service teachers & 53.33% were in-service teachers, 50% teachers associated with the urban area & other 50% teachers living in rural areas, 48.14% were female & 53.33% were male. The result shows that attitude of teachers towards inclusive education was moderate to a favorable level. Pre-service and urban teachers had a more positive/favorable attitude towards inclusive education than the attitude of In-service and rural teachers, respectively. In contrast, there was no significant difference between the attitude of male and female teachers towards inclusive education.

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2020-12-01
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Singh, S., Kumar, S., & Singh, R. K. (2020). A Study of Attitude of Teachers towards Inclusive Education. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 9(1), 189-197. https://doi.org/10.34293/education.v9i1.3511
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