This paper describes the development of an improved scale for measuring sentiments, attitudes and concerns about inclusive education in pre-service teachers based on an examination of data gathered from 996 pre-service teachers from five tertiary institutions using a modified version of the Interactions with People with Disabilities scale (Forlin, Jobling & Carroll, 2001; Gething, 1991, 1994), the Concerns about Inclusive Education Scale (Sharma & Desai, 2002), and the Attitudes Toward Inclusive Education Scale (Wilczenski, 1992, 1995). Based on the results of principal component analyses, conceptual judgments made by the research team, and a critique of content and format from an ‘expert group’, a new scale, the Sentiments, Attitudes and Concerns about Inclusive Education scale (SACIE), is developed. The rationale behind the development of the scale is discussed. Copyright © 2007 Centre for Human Development and Research.
|Journal||International Journal of Special Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
CitationLoreman, T., Earle, C., Sharma, U., & Forlin, C. (2007). The development of an instrument for measuring pre-service teachers' sentiments, attitudes, and concerns about inclusive education. International Journal of Special Education, 22(2), 150-159.
- Sentiments attitudes and concerns about inclusive education (Test)
- Attitudes/Teachers college students
- Mainstreaming (Education of the handicapped)/Evaluation
- Tests and scales/Validity/Construct validity
- Tests and scales/Construction