Do attitudes predict behaviour - an (un)solved mystery?

Umesh Sharma, Hasheem Mannan

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This chapter discusses Icek Ajzen s contribution of Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) to understandings of teacher attitudes and actions in relation to inclusive practices. The discussion explores why some educators are successful in including students with disabilities in regular classrooms and others are not and considers the role of educators attitudes in determining their actions when they teach. The chapter proceeds to discuss the role of TPB in teacher education that supports inclusive practices and also identifies some of the drawbacks of the existing research on attitudes within the field of inclusive education. The chapter highlights how TPB theory continues to have significant relevance in a range of areas related to teacher and inclusive education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFoundations of Inclusive Education Research
EditorsPhyllis Jones, Scot Danforth
Place of PublicationBingley UK
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Pages115 - 131
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781785604171
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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