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Mainstreaming in education -- Iowa; Special education -- Iowa;


This study examined fourth grade teachers' perceptions of the Renewed Service Delivery System (RSDS). The subjects were 111 fourth grade regular education teachers from public schools in Iowa. Participants were from schools in four Area Education Agencies. The participating teachers completed a questionnaire consisting of demographic data and 21 declarative statements. Responses to the declarative statements were chosen using a Likert-type scale. No follow-up mailing was initiated. The results of the questionnaire were analyzed using frequency distributions. Further inquiry may reveal the results possibly indicated teachers perceive the premise of RSDS to be headed in the right direction, but felt that more input was needed. Concerns were expressed about the limited input from regular education teachers, the support from other educational personnel, and the possibility of more paperwork resulting from curriculum adaptations and modifications. The findings were consistent that while RSDS may be gaining support, regular education teachers felt more cooperation among other education personnel would aid a more successful educational system change in the state of Iowa.

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Specialist in Education


Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Ralph Scott

Second Advisor

Cathy Thompson

Third Advisor

Bruce Rogers


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