Relationships between prejudice, ideology and attitudes towards inclusive education

José Leon Crochík Ricardo Casco Mariane Ceron Fabiana Olivieri Catanzaro About the authors

This article studies the attitudes of pedagogy students towards inclusive/integrated education. It begins with the hypothesis that prejudice and ideology can be obstacles to the inclusion of children with intellectual disabilities at school. Four ranking scales were applied to 188 pedagogy students: manifestation of prejudice, attitudes towards inclusive/integrated education and the ideology of technological rationality, as created by Crochík (2000, 2003 and 2006), plus the F scale, created by Adorno et al. (1950). The students in this sample tended to be in favor of Inclusive/Integrated Education and we were able to ascertain that prejudice, subscribing to an ideology of technological rationality and inherent fascism are variables related to attitudes on inclusive/integrated Education.

Inclusive education; Ideology; Prejudice; Society critical theory

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