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Keywords

Children--Attitudes; Children with disabilities;

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to review the literature on young children's attitudes toward their peers with disabilities and its impact on the social interactions between typically developing preschoolers and their peers with disabilities. A three-step search and selection process resulted in eleven studies to be reviewed. The findings in these studies are presented around the cognitive, affective, and behavioral dimensions of attitude formation. Results indicate that while typically developing young children have a simple understanding of disabilities and state their intention to play with and include peers with disabilities they are significantly less likely to play and be friends with their peers with disabilities. Implications for future research are offered as well as implications for practice within early childhood settings.

Year of Submission

2016

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Linda May Fitzgerald

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Date Original

2016

Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 31 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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