Measuring pre-service teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education : Psychometric properties of the TAIS scale
Saloviita, T. (2015). Measuring pre-service teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education : Psychometric properties of the TAIS scale. Teaching and Teacher Education, 52(November), 66-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2015.09.003
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The Teachers’ Attitudes towards Inclusive Education (TAIS) scale was designed to measure pre-service teachers’ attitudes towards inclusion, as defined in the Salamanca Statement of UNESCO. The 10-item scale was developed using a sample of 185 final-year pre-service subject teachers. It was validated in four subsequent studies with various samples of teachers and pre-service teachers. The unidimensionality of the scale was established in all samples except the first-year students, and its validity was confirmed in psychometric analyses. The scale is suggested for use in intervention studies aiming to develop positive attitudes towards inclusion among teachers and pre-service teachers.
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