Fully funded PhD Studentship
Closing date for applications: 28 June 2013
Application of theory of planned behaviour to understanding teacher attitudes and behaviour in including learners with intellectual disabilities in mainstream classrooms.
Applications are invited for one full time, 3 year PhD studentship to address the above topic, commencing in October 2013.
Previous research indicates that mainstream teacher attitudes may well be a contributory barrier to successful inclusive practices in mainstream classrooms. The theory of planned behaviour (TPB) provides a useful framework for understanding the complex relationships among attitudes, intentions and behaviour. To date, it has not been applied in this area of education.
The project provides an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate student to contribute a novel test of a major theory and to develop skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
The successful applicant is likely to have a strong background in developmental, educational and/or social psychology; interests in children with special needs would be an advantage.
The successful applicant will need to have a First or 2.1 degree in Psychology at the start of studentship in October 2013. Strong preference will be given to applicants with post-graduate qualifications (e.g., an MSc) or relevant postgraduate research experience.
The studentship, funded by the University of Strathclyde, will cover Home (UK/EU) fees, plus a stipend equivalent to current Research Council grants. Overseas students can apply for the studentships but will be expected to fund the difference between Home/EU and Overseas student fees.
Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Lisa Woolfson (firstname.lastname@example.org).