Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1697

Full Length Research Paper

The world Islamic sciences and education university students' attitudes towards the inclusion of handicapped students within campus main stream

Esam Abdullah Al Jaddou
  • Esam Abdullah Al Jaddou
  • Department of Special Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, the World Islamic Science and Education University W.I.S.E, Jordan.
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  •  Received: 21 March 2018
  •  Accepted: 14 May 2018
  •  Published: 23 June 2018

Abstract

This study aims to examine the World Islamic Sciences and Education University students' attitude toward the inclusion of handicapped students within the university environment. The sample of the study consists of 247 male and female undergraduate students of the World Islamic and Education University at the academic year 2017/2018. To achieve the objectives of the study, a valid and reliable scale of World Islamic University students’ attitudes toward special needs students' inclusion in campus was prepared and applied. The data analysis revealed that the level of the attitudes of World Islamic University students toward handicapped students' inclusion within campus was medium. The study findings revealed that there was a statistically significant difference in the participants' attitudes toward the handicapped inclusion in the mainstream of World Islamic University based on gender in favor of male students; and there were statistically significant differences based on academic level in favor of third and fourth year students regarding the inclusion of handicapped in the mainstream campus. In addition, there is a statistically significant difference in students' attitudes based on faculty variable. The study findings revealed there are no statistically significant differences in students' attitude based on social status variable.

Key words: College students' attitude, inclusion, handicapped.