Beliefs and attitudes of pre-service teachers towards teaching children with disabilities
Mannigay Shaila Rao.
Date of Issue1998
Over the past few years in Singapore, children with different disabilities have been integrated within regular schools. Since 1996 specific programmes have been set up which seek to integrate children with physical disabilities and autism. These programmes have received support from the Government. However, a number of regular education teachers are still referring students with mild to moderate learning and intellectual disabilities to special schools. This segregation is an opposing trend to the integration movement. Pre-service teachers are one of the principal stakeholders in the move towards non-segregation/integration of children with mild/moderate disabilities.