The sentiments, attitudes and concerns of educators when working under the conditions of inclusion

Miloň Potměšil


This research is part of the international research project SACIE (Sentiments, Attitudes & Concerns about Inclusive Education). The international research team is formed of Dr. Ch. Forlin – Institute of Education Hong Kong, dr. T. Loreman and Dr. Ch. Earle – Concordia University College of Alberta, Canada, Dr. U. Sharma, Monash University, Victoria, Australia, and the author of this article. The research was focused on the field of sentiments, attitudes and concerns of educators when working with people with intellectual disabilities. This study aimed at discovering whether the above stated parameters change after qualification was achieved in special education. The results of research, encompassing a period of three years, aimed at describing a group of 794 educators from a developmental perspective of their attitudes, opinions and concerns focused on the process of inclusion. The research was divided into two phases – the 1st phase before commencement of the university (Bachelor’s) specialized study of special needs education, and the 2nd phase conducted a month before termination of this three-year study programme.


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