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Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Marie Colette Roy, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Teachers--Attitudes; Children with social disabilities--Education;Performance--Evaluation


Teacher attitudes may have been molded from their own middle class backgrounds. However they might have developed, it should be investigated because teachers have been blamed for poor pupil achievement. Do their attitudes towards those they serve, stemming from their own background, affect poor pupil performance? It is the intent of this paper to explore teacher attitudes towards disadvantaged children in relation to their own backgrounds.


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