You are here

String Teachers' Perceptions of Inclusion of Students with Autism in Classroom Settings

Title: String Teachers' Perceptions of Inclusion of Students with Autism in Classroom Settings.
Name(s): Chang, Annalisa Chie, author
Bugaj, Kasia, professor co-directing dissertation
Madsen, Clifford K., professor co-directing dissertation
Jiménez, Alexander, 1963-, university representative
VanWeelden, Kimberly D., committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Music, degree granting college
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Doctoral Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (69 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or autism, refers to a group of neurological disorders. At the most recent estimate, the Center for Disease Control estimated that 1 child in 68 has an autism diagnosis. Though research has shown music to be an effective intervention in therapy settings for students with ASD, little research has been done with respect to inclusion in instrumental classroom settings. The present study sought to examine string teachers’ perceptions of inclusion of students with ASD in classroom settings. Fifty-one classroom string and orchestra teachers served as participants for this study. This study was conducted in two phases. Phase I consisted of a survey where teachers were asked to respond to statements using a 5-point Likert-type scale. Phase II consisted of e-mail based interviews of small portion (n = 11) self-selected participants. Results of this study revealed that many string teachers responded with overall positive perceptions of inclusion of students with ASD. Results also revealed that there appeared to be no significant relationship between years of experience and perceptions of successful inclusion, and no significant relationship between level of education and perceptions of successful inclusion.
Identifier: FSU_SUMMER2017_Chang_fsu_0071E_13921 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: May 3, 2017.
Keywords: autism, inclusion, string education
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Katarzyna Bugaj, Professor Co-Directing Dissertation; Clifford Madsen, Professor Co-Directing Dissertation; Alexander Jiménez, University Representative; Kimberly VanWeelden, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music -- Instruction and study
Persistent Link to This Record:
Owner Institution: FSU

Choose the citation style.
Chang, A. C. (2017). String Teachers' Perceptions of Inclusion of Students with Autism in Classroom Settings. Retrieved from