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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 20 | Page No.: 2552-2560
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2014.2552.2560
 
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Assessment of the Effectiveness of the Special Education Resource Rooms in Qasabat Al Salt Directorate of Education-Al Salt/Jordan

Ayed H. Ziadat

Abstract:
This study is aimed to identify the obstacles facing the resource rooms at Qasabat Al Salt Directorate of Education in Jordan. A questionnaire was developed and distributed among teachers and parents in order to evaluate the effectiveness and the satisfaction of the resource rooms from the prospective of the special education teachers and parents of students with learning difficulties. Forty two special education teachers and one hundred parents participated in the survey. Different variables such as; age, gender, years of experience, income and education levels were identified. Questions regarding the level of acceptance, services provided, involvement in decision making, satisfaction of existing facilities, programs and tools in the resource rooms were presented in the questionnaire. Analyses of variance on the mean of the sample population among other statistical methods were applied to the responses obtained from parents and teachers who participated in survey. The results of this study revealed a moderate level of satisfaction and indicated the presence of financial and administrative difficulties in the resource rooms at Qasabat Al Salt Directorate of Education in Jordan. The statistical analysis showed no significant difference in responses of the special education teachers with respect to gender and years of experiences. The difference in responses became more evident with respect to the tools and methods of teaching in the resource rooms among the same group of participants. Moderate level of satisfaction regarding different elements in the resource rooms including: Tools, programs, teaching strategies and parents participation regarding decisions in the resource rooms became evident among all groups of parents who participated in the survey. Significant differences in parent=s responses were observed with respect to their age, education and income level. The statistical analysis showed that parents with higher education levels and higher income were keen to be more involved in the resource room activities, with more enthusiasm regarding the long term benefits of the resource rooms in improving the skills of students with learning difficulties.
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Ayed H. Ziadat , 2014. Assessment of the Effectiveness of the Special Education Resource Rooms in Qasabat Al Salt Directorate of Education-Al Salt/Jordan. Journal of Applied Sciences, 14: 2552-2560.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2014.2552.2560

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2014.2552.2560

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