Teachers'perceptions of teaching students with Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in four Greek primary schools.

Anagnostopoulou, Vasiliki (2014) Teachers'perceptions of teaching students with Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in four Greek primary schools. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Abstract

Abstract



The purpose of this study is to investigate primary school teachers’ perceptions of

teaching students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). Initially,

a literature review of relevant studies from around the world was conducted and

at a second stage a preliminary qualitative study was conducted in order to

investigate the perceptions of twelve primary school teachers from four different

schools of South Attiki, Greece. A thematic analysis of the semi-structured

interviews showed that these teachers perceive students with AD/HD as

disruptive, inattentive, hyperactive and with no control over their actions. These

perceptions indicate that teachers continue to view their students through the

medical model of disability and that its power in the educational forum is strong.

Moreover, it was noticed that teachers have faith in the “experts” as far as

medication is concerned, and that they perceive themselves to lack time and

sometimes strength and what is more, see the need for more collaboration with

the parents. Last, teachers believe in the effectiveness of behavioural strategies

for handling students with AD/HD but also consider as an effective method, the

physical and emotional touch with the students. Implications for practice and for

future research are also discussed.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Gigg, Diane
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2015 11:03
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 08:00
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/28225

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