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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part A (2019)

A study on attitude of prospective teacher educators towards inclusive education

Author(s)
Jogeswari Dash, Subhasmita Purohit, Sabita Padhy and Subhashree Hota
Abstract
Teachers play a vital role for the education of all types of children. Favourable attitude of teachers towards children with diverse background is a major aspect of teaching learning process and also for all round development of children in an inclusive setting. It is very essential to study inclusive education as a paper in pre-service training period so that the prospective teachers’ must possess positive attitude towards inclusive education. This paper examined the attitude of prospective teacher educators’ towards inclusive education. A self made Attitude Scale was used as a tool for collection and administrated over fifty six 3 years Integrated B.Ed - M.Ed. prospective teacher educators of Rajendra College (Auto), Balangir selected by using stratified random sampling. The study found that most of the prospective teacher educators (>93%) have moderately favourable attitude towards inclusive education. Male Prospective teacher educators’ attitude towards inclusive education is higher than the female Prospective teacher educators’ and there is no significant difference between the attitude of male (M=93.90) and female (M= 91.53) Prospective teacher educators’ towards inclusive education as the obtained t-value 0.33 is less than the table value 2.00 at 0.05 level of significance. Similarly There is no significant difference between the attitude of Arts (M=91.22) and Science (M= 93.47) Prospective teacher educators’ towards inclusive education as the t-value 0.88 is less than the table value 2.00 at 0.05 level of significance. Science Prospective teacher educators’ attitude is higher than the Arts Prospective teacher educators’ towards inclusive education. This study also found that the attitude of 2nd year students is slightly higher than the 1st year students towards inclusive education. There is no significant difference between the attitude of 1st year (M=90.38) and 2nd year (M= 95.00) Prospective teacher educators’ towards inclusive education as the t-value 0.04 is less than the table value 2.00 at 0.05 level of significance.
Pages: 22-26  |  88 Views  10 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Jogeswari Dash, Subhasmita Purohit, Sabita Padhy and Subhashree Hota. A study on attitude of prospective teacher educators towards inclusive education. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(5): 22-26.
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