International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Comparison of Primary School Branch Teachers’ and Principals’ Opinions Regarding the Integration of Students with Disabilities
Ümit ŞAHBAZ, Akif Fatih KILIÇ

Abstract
The aim of this research is to compare the opinions of primary school principals with those of branch teachers on integration. 82 school principals and 155 subject teachers from 20 primary schools, in the province of Isparta constitute the study population. The data were collected through the “opinions relative to integration scale”, which was developed by Antonak and Larivee(1995) and adapted to Turkish by Kırcaali-İftar(1996). At the end of the study, that the branch teachers were uncertain about mainstreaming and that as their professional experience grew ,they tended to be more positive about it were found out. However, it was found that school principals were also uncertain about integration but as opposed to teachers, as they gained professional experience, they tended to be more negative towards the issue.

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