The attitudes of parents and teachers regarding the process of integration for children with special educational needs in the mainstream educational system
This paper presents various specific attitudes concerning the inclusive education of parents and educators connected with main educational facilities in the County of Iasi. Sixty-six parents and 54 educators participated in the study and filled in two specific scales: Parental Attitudes toward the Kindergarten Inclusion Scale (PATKIS) and My Own Child in an Inclusion Classroom Scale concerning the attitudes regarding the inclusion of children with special educational needs in the main educational stream. Significant differences between educators with higher education degrees and those with undergraduate degrees are noticed: professionals with fewer years of formal education have a more positive attitude regarding the inclusion of pupils with special needs in the main stream educational system. The results are important for teachers and parents who have children with special educational needs.
pupils with special needs, main educational stream, inclusion in education
Camelia Soponaru – Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Iaşi, E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrei Dumbravă – Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Iaşi
Magdalena Iorga – Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Iaşi, E-mail:email@example.com