Teacher Attitudes Towards Inclusion: Impact of Location and Experience

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 8
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. identify the different attitudes that teachers may have and their impacts on inclusive classrooms.
  2. distinguish the differences between school locations and teacher views towards inclusive classrooms.
  3. recognize the supports and barriers that teachers face when they are teaching within an inclusive classroom.


Inclusive classrooms have greatly impacted the educational experiences and positive lifelong outcomes that students with disabilities receive. Teachers' attitudes greatly impact their behaviors which is why it is important to analyze what shapes their current attitudes such as community location and previous experience teaching in an inclusive classroom. Implications of this study can help teachers and school officials create a more positive attitude towards inclusive classrooms and students with disabilities in general.



Hailey M. Wierzba, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Jocelyn H. Newton, PhD, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse


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