A study on teachers' attitudes toward managing a special class with different exceptionalities

Date of Publication


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education Major in Special Education

Subject Categories

Special Education and Teaching


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Educational Leadership and Management

Thesis Adviser

Amorvilla C. Catabas

Defense Panel Chair

Emelita F. Arevalo

Defense Panel Member

Perlita Jamoralin
Dena Culaba


This study, which is descriptive and correlational in nature, aims to investigate teachers' attitudes toward managing a class of special children with different exceptionalities. Specifically, this study attempts to 1) determine the profile of teachers in terms of the following variables: age, type of school, grade level taught, teaching experience, experience with special children, in service trainings attended, educational attainment and gender 2) describe and compare attitudes of SPED teachers from public and private schools toward managing a class of children with varying exceptionalities in terms of general perception, instructional methodologies, working style and competence. There are 89 teachers involved in this study and all are special education teachers coming from SPED schools. The only instrument used was the researcher-made attitude scale, the study found that several demographic factors affect the SPED teacher-respondents' attitudes toward managing a class of special children with diverse exceptionalities. Educational attainment and length of teaching experience were found to have effects on the level of confidence of the SPED teacher-respondents. There was no significant difference between the attitudes of public and private school SPED teachers.

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Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

144 leaves ; 28 cm.


Special education teachers--Attitudes; Classroom management; Scale analysis (Psychology)

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