Kid’s Prejudice toward the Disabled Intergroup bias exists even amongst young children. As an experiment on the way to reduce this prejudice towards the physically disabled and those with learning disabilities, researchers used various methods to allow children to see past the disabilities. Former research has proven that when exposed to disabled people at an earlier age, children are less likely to treat the disabled individuals any differently from non-disabled peers. It was found that segregated schools, allowing disabled children to attend class and socialize with the other children, children more readily accepted the disabilities and did not focus on them. After meeting certain protocol such as seeking permission from the involved schools, teachers and guardians of the children, the procedures were relatively simple. The researchers first explained the differences between individuals with ‘physical’ disabilities and those with ‘learning’ disabilities. After establishing those two separate
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ENGL 203 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.