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Title: Greek teachers' perceptions of autism and implications for educational practice: A preliminary analysis
Contributor(s): Mavropoulou, Sofia (author); Padeliadu, Susana (author)
Publication Date: 2000
DOI: 10.1177/1362361300004002005
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Abstract: The general aim of this study was to examine perceptions about autism in regular education (n = 35) and special education (n = 29) teachers attending the second year of their in-service training. Data were collected through a series of written questions covering four areas of interest (general information, aetiology, behavioural characteristics, treatment). The analysis of findings revealed some confusion in regard to the causes of the syndrome in both groups of teachers. However, special education teachers were more likely to identify correctly the specific characteristics of autism. Regular and special education teachers also identified different instructional priorities in the treatment of autism. The practical implications of these findings for in-service training are discussed.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Autism, 4(2), p. 173-183
Publisher: Sage Publications Inc
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISSN: 1362-3613
Field of Research (FOR): 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
130312 Special Education and Disability
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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