Attitude Change Through Service Learning  

General education teachers are being directed to embrace and implement 
inclusive practices as a result of the enactment of IDEA. However, an 
essential element for successful inclusion lies not in legal mandates, 
but rather, in teacher attitude. The author examines the service learning 
experiences of preservice general education teachers. Service learning in 
a special education setting is an important component in the education of 
preservice general educators allowing for personal reflection and exposure 
that affects their attitudes toward students with disabilities.