Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Karen Walker Turner
2006 Californian Journal of Health Promotion  
Educators in two school districts were surveyed on their knowledge, attitudes, and perceived competence in educating students with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Data from 114 surveys were analyzed using quantitative and qualitative methods. Spearman rank order correlation coefficients revealed statistically significant positive correlations between attitude and knowledge, perceived competence and knowledge, and perceived competence and attitude. Friedman's ANOVA indicated differences between
more » ... ferences between teaching experience and attitude, a relationship between knowledge and type of teacher training, and differences in perceived competence by teacher location and grade level of teaching. Qualitative results revealed themes of knowledge and empathy in response to questions regarding support and strengths in educating students with FAS. Recommendations for educators in northwest Florida were discussed as well as implications of the research for education.
doi:10.32398/cjhp.v4i2.1936 fatcat:gyp3nm2k4rbwrjj5sxezj5lkka