Subjective-personal readiness of correctional teachers to education of ASD children

Kateryna Ostrovska

Abstract


ASD teachers require skills that go beyond the realm of most educators including professional competences and high moral qualities.

In the work theoretical approaches and experimental research on the problem of subjective personality readiness of correctional teachers in the education of ASD children are carried out. The psychological investigation has been conducted including measurement of psychological indices of 40 teachers of ASD children from the boarding school "Trust" and 40 teachers from mainstream schools of Lviv city aged from 28 to 59 years. The following methods are used: "Questionnaire for the measurement of tolerance" (Magun, Zhamkochyan, Magura, 2000); "Shein’s Career Anchors" method aimed at studying the career orientations of the teachers (Shein, 2010); “Diagnostics of empathy level” (Viktor Boiko, 2001); method of study “Motivation professional activities” by Catelin Zamfir in a modification of Artur Rean (Bordovskaya, & Rean, 2001).

Based on the provided studies a program for development of subject-personality readiness of the correctional teacher to work with ASD children is proposed. The program consists of the following components: motivational component (professional competence, self-development, self-determination, self-control); cognitive component (intellectual personality autonomy, self-identification, stability, challenge, integration of lifestyles); emotionally-volitional component (empathy, positive attitude toward a child, intellectual analysis of emotions, self-regulation). 


Keywords


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children; Correction teachers; Subject-personality readiness; Motivational, cognitive, emotionally-volition components; Professional activity

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