An empirical study on primary school teachers’ attitudes towards inclusive education in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Kurniawati, Farida ; Minnaert, A.E.M.G. ; Mangunsong, F. ; Ahmed, W. (2012)
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Empirical research revealed that teachers’ attitudes play a crucial role in successful implementation of inclusive education. This study aimed to examine primary school teachers’ attitudes towards inclusive education in Jakarta, Indonesia. Respondents completed the attitude scale which comprised the theory-driven cognitive, affective and behavioral components of attitude. The findings show that teachers are in favor of inclusion and their attitudes seem to be related to their teaching experiences and training in special education. In addition, the development of attitude scale for this study fails to confirm the differentiation of three components of attitude.
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