Developing Inclusive Teacher Education

Inclusion has been adopted as an overall aim for compulsory education in most countries.This book explores the way teachers are prepared for inclusion in their initial and in-service teacher education.

Author: Tony Booth

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415303176

Category: Education

Page: 182

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Inclusion has been adopted as an overall aim for compulsory education in most countries.This book explores the way teachers are prepared for inclusion in their initial and in-service teacher education.
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Developing Inclusive Teacher Education

Inclusion has been adopted as an overall aim for compulsory education in most countries. This book explores the way teachers are prepared for inclusion in their initial and in-service teacher education.

Author: Tony Booth

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ISBN: 0203475070

Category: Electronic books

Page: 182

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Inclusion has been adopted as an overall aim for compulsory education in most countries. This book explores the way teachers are prepared for inclusion in their initial and in-service teacher education.
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Reform Inclusion and Teacher Education

This ground-breaking book considers current perspectives on special education reform in the Asia-Pacific region. It has a major focus on a new era of special education, and how this relates to education reform towards inclusive education.

Author: Christine Forlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134040636

Category: Education

Page: 272

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This ground-breaking book considers current perspectives on special education reform in the Asia-Pacific region. It has a major focus on a new era of special education, and how this relates to education reform towards inclusive education. With major changes being proposed under current educational reform and confusion as to how to instigate these measures, this book provides ways to better prepare teachers. It is helpfully divided into three different sections of education reform: "Education Reform in the Asia-Pacific region" reviews broad trends and issues in special education across the region, including Taiwan, Korea, Australia, India, China and Hong Kong. "Preparing Teachers to work in Inclusive Classrooms" focuses on curricula and pedagogical practices for teacher education. This section considers different approaches to preparing teachers such as cross-categorical, collaborative, innovations, and the impact of teachers’ attitudes, perceptions and concerns on inclusion. "Effective Special & Inclusive Practices" draws upon evidence–based research to provide best practice models to assist in developing inclusive school communities. Each section addresses a list of objectives and questions; suggests best practice pedagogy; and concludes with a support section with useful websites and suggested professional development activities. This book will interest teachers, teacher educators, university lecturers in education and post graduate students.
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Developing Inclusive Education Policy and Practice in Zanzibar

The research participants found the teacher resource centres to be key in enhancing their professional development. This research shows the need to review the teaching methods and materials used in schools.

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This doctoral dissertation, which consists of three interrelated sub-studies and an overarching summary, explores the inclusive education development process in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The purpose of the research is to contribute to the development of inclusive policies and practices in order to increase the presence, participation and achievement of all learners. The overarching research question investigated in this research was as follows: How is inclusive education developed in Zanzibar, and how can it be better integrated into the education system? This question was divided into six sub-questions. Each of the three interrelated sub-studies in this dissertation focused on specific sub-questions. The data included several documents related to inclusive education development; interviews conducted with 20 teachers from two primary schools; these teachers’ reflective diaries, which were kept during their action research projects, and the researcher’s reflective diary. The data were analysed using qualitative content analysis and thematic analysis. The findings revealed that Zanzibar has taken several measures to make its education system more inclusive. These measures include acknowledging inclusive education in its 2006 education policy, drafting an inclusive education policy, introducing a re-entry policy for school girls who become pregnant, increasing the number of years of compulsory education from 10 to 12, removing school fees for both primary and secondary schools, providing in-service teacher training for inclusive education, recruiting inclusive education and life skills advisors and resource teachers, and introducing inclusive education courses in teacher training colleges. It is also worth noting that the teachers in this research experienced collaborative action research as valuable in developing their inclusive practices, despite the challenges they encounter in the course of conducting their projects. Despite its advantages, collaborative action research demands additional time from the teachers beyond their teaching responsibilities. The research participants found the teacher resource centres to be key in enhancing their professional development. This research shows the need to review the teaching methods and materials used in schools. Reforms in teacher education curricula are also needed in response to increasingly diverse learning needs and educational changes. In addition, this research emphasises the integration of inclusive education and collaborative action research into teacher education so that all teachers can teach inclusively. Both school-based organisational learning and school–community and school–university collaborations can foster collaborative school cultures and inclusive teacher education.
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Confronting Obstacles to Inclusion

This authoritative text will be of immense interest and use to practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and campaigners who are working towards a more equitable and inclusive society.

Author: Richard Rose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136936708

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Confronting Obstacles to Inclusion uniquely and comprehensively addresses interpretations of inclusive education by drawing upon the experiences and expertise of leading writers and academics who have direct experience of teaching and researching this area around the world. This landmark publication combines theoretical chapters with practical material demonstrating how the theories can be put in to action in the classroom. The contributors, who all have regular contact with pupils and teachers in inclusive settings, provide a broad spectrum of ideas, examine a number of key themes and interpret these in an international context, such as: the causes of exclusion, the obstacles to inclusion and how these can be overcome supporting families how we can learn from students professional development enhancing teaching and learning support in the classroom. This authoritative text will be of immense interest and use to practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and campaigners who are working towards a more equitable and inclusive society. Through a synthesis of theory and practice the book offers readers an opportunity to explore local, national and international perspectives and raises questions with regards to our current understanding of inclusion. Whilst the interrogation of the concept of inclusion is, in itself important, the book provides examples of professional approaches to the key questions which are currently challenging the education of a diverse range of learners.
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Creating Inclusive Schools

This book focuses on understanding the learning needs of children with disabilities and those from the socially and economically disadvantaged sections of society.

Author: Bharti Kaushik

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 935280824X

Category: Education

Page: 308

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Creating Inclusive Schools aims to simplify the dynamic and multidimensional discipline of Inclusive education for the students of education, and trainee and practising teachers. This book focuses on understanding the learning needs of children with disabilities and those from the socially and economically disadvantaged sections of society. It elucidates and critically analyses how these requirements are currently addressed at various levels of education and the desirable changes that can be brought about. The book explains multifarious concepts in lucid language, and establishes crucial links between theory and practice to facilitate understanding of the different dimensions of inclusive education. This textbook offers a fresh perspective into inclusive education needs, policies and practices through contextually relevant examples and cases. It is based on the curriculum guidelines prescribed by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) and the syllabi recommendations by major universities across India. Key Features: · Provides holistic understanding of inclusion in education with focus on various aspects of school environment and administration. · Contains succinct discussion of the learning needs and strategies to address them in an inclusive education setting. · Each chapter aided by learning objectives and chapter-end exercise to help readers map their progress and achievements.
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Leading on Inclusion

The central theme throughout the book asks the inevitable question ‘What happens next?’ and the expert team of contributors, drawn from a pool of teachers, academics and researchers, consider wide-ranging issues such as: the voice of ...

Author: John Cornwall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136501951

Category: Education

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Leading on Inclusion: Dilemmas, debates and new perspectives critically examines the current theory and legislative context of special educational needs and disability, and explores the enduring issues and opportunities that will affect future practice in all schools. The central theme throughout the book asks the inevitable question ‘What happens next?’ and the expert team of contributors, drawn from a pool of teachers, academics and researchers, consider wide-ranging issues such as: the voice of young people whole school development and planning for inclusion educational change within the context of inclusion the pros and cons of multi-professional working inclusive and ethical research international perspectives on inclusion, SEN and disability the development of teacher education and the notion of ‘joined up’ thinking. This forward-thinking and rigorously researched book will be essential reading for students, teachers undertaking school-based training, SENCOs, inclusion managers, higher education tutors and anyone with a professional interest in the future for inclusive education.
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Inclusive Schools in Action

Offers a ten-step plan to achieve positive academic and social outcomes for students with or without disabilities.

Author: James McLeskey

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9780871203892

Category: Education

Page: 169

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Offers a ten-step plan to achieve positive academic and social outcomes for students with or without disabilities.
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Teacher Education for Inclusion

Ainscow, M.(2003) “Using teacherdevelopmentto foster inclusive classroom practices”, in T.Booth, K. Nesand M.Stromstad (eds), Developing Inclusive Teacher Education, London: RoutledgeFalmer, pp. 15–32. Avramidis, E.and Norwich, ...

Author: Chris Forlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136965401

Category: Education

Page: 288

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How teachers might best be prepared to work in schools with an increasingly diverse pupil population is of concern to educational academics, professionals and governments around the world. Changes that have taken place in legislation and practice often fail to taken into account how practitioners can ensure that all children and young people are able to achieve. The focus of this international text is on innovative practices for preparing teachers to work in inclusive classrooms and schools. Drawing on both pre and in-service training methods, the expert contributors to this book follow three major themes: social and political challenges regarding teacher education – providing an historical perspective on the training of teachers, tensions in preparing teachers for inclusion, cultural issues, the relationship between educational funding and practices and collaborative measures to support a whole school approach innovative approaches in pre-service teacher preparation – discussing a range of innovative models and approaches used in pre-service teacher education courses engaging professional development for inservice teachers – reviewing a range of approaches employed to engage working teachers and help them establish curricula and pedagogy that meets the needs of all students in their classes. Each chapter will include a list of proposed learning outcomes, a theoretical or conceptual framework to help readers develop the proposed innovation, an overview of recent research, discussion of the research data available and a discussion of the international implications and challenges, summarising in suggestions for a positive way forward. Teacher Education for Inclusion: Changing Paradigms and Innovative Approaches is essential reading for practising teacher educators, school leaders, university lecturers in education and post graduate students.
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Global Perspectives on Inclusive Teacher Education

While this is but one of the barriers to inclusive educational development in Australia, to date the national curriculum has done little to disrupt this and other entrenched inequities in the national education offering.

Author: Rice, Bethany M.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522577041

Category: Education

Page: 340

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Inclusive teacher preparation varies greatly in format and practice, yet programs grapple with the same underlying challenges: which practices work and where do they work. As children with disabilities are increasingly being included in schools, it is essential that guidance is put into place on how best to adapt inclusive practices into the classroom and create new practices based on the cultural context. Global Perspectives on Inclusive Teacher Education summarizes existing research on inclusive practices globally while presenting emerging research and opportunities for cementing change in inclusive teacher education locally, including examples of how inclusive practices are integrated in and adapted to diverse cultural contexts. Covering topics that include critical pedagogy, religious schooling, and teacher education, this publication is designed for curriculum developers, instructional designers, administrators, higher education faculty, educators, policymakers, and students.
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Future Directions for Inclusive Teacher Education

On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development. (Kofi Annan) The final section ofthe book aims to explore a way forward for advancing teacher education for inclusion, by reviewing some of ...

Author: Chris Forlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136287343

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Are teachers ready for inclusion? What is appropriate teacher education? Traditional approaches to inclusive education focused on learners with disabilities. Modern approaches, however, conceptualise inclusion in terms of providing educational equity and equality of access for all students within the same regular school system. Future Directions for Inclusive Teacher Education provides a wealth of ideas about how to support teachers to become inclusive through the application of positive training approaches. Written by some of the most influential internationally acknowledged experts in teacher education for inclusion and highly experienced researchers, together the authors provide a plethora of ideas for teacher educators to ensure that their training is pertinent, accessible, and futures-orientated. This up to date and accessible book combines three key areas related to teacher education for inclusion, which provide: A review of what is happening across the globe by offering examples from different regions; Preparation for teachers to support learners with a range of diverse needs including disability, poverty, ethnicity, gender, cultural diversity, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory impairments and those who are considered gifted and talented; A consideration of systemic approaches, policy, and partnerships, and how these can be better employed in the future. This highly topical text will support all teaching professionals, educational systems, and schools in their transformation of inclusive teacher education.
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Inclusive Education

An essential read for anyone studying inclusive education, special educational needs, disability studies, social policy and international and comparative education, this book will ignite debate and enable the reader to develop a deep ...

Author: Ann Cheryl Armstrong

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446248348

Category: Education

Page: 176

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What does inclusion really mean and what impact have inclusive approaches to education had on practice? Bringing together issues of theory, research, policy and practice from both the countries of the South and the North, this ground-breaking book provides a critical discussion of recent developments in the field of inclusive education. The authors consider developments, both in current thinking about the meaning of inclusion and in terms of policies and practices, in the context of education systems across the world and their differences and inter-relatedness. Topics covered include the increasing pressure on educators to develop a global policy agenda for inclusive education, the individual needs of children, the illusion of inclusivity and the importance of local contexts in determining policy. The book's international perspective illuminates common successes, failures and concerns. With case studies from Europe, the Caribbean and Australasia, the book also features chapter summaries, questions to facilitate critical thinking and discussion, case studies and suggestions for further reading. An essential read for anyone studying inclusive education, special educational needs, disability studies, social policy and international and comparative education, this book will ignite debate and enable the reader to develop a deep understanding of the issues. Ann Cheryl Armstrong is the Director of the Division of Professional Learning, Derrick Armstrong is Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) and Professor of Education and Ilektra Spandagou is a Lecturer in Inclusive Education. They are all based at the University of Sydney, Australia.
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Inclusion The Dynamic Of School Development

Bridging the gap between theoretical discussions and the real attitudes and experiences of teachers, this book: Features case studies of inclusion initiatives in English secondary schools Illustrates the complex nature of the school ...

Author: Skidmore, David

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335204816

Category: Education

Page: 140

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Inclusion has been adopted as a policy goal in many countries. It is one of the buzzwords in education and a topic of much theoretical debate, often without allowing for real life in today's schools. Bridging the gap between theoretical discussions and the real attitudes and experiences of teachers, this book: Features case studies of inclusion initiatives in English secondary schools Illustrates the complex nature of the school development process Describes teachers' attitudes towards inclusion Challenges the idea that there needs to be consensus among school staff for inclusion to work. Inclusion: The Dynamic of School Development also examines the dominant influence of the discourse of deviance on the history of education policy in the West during the twentieth century. The book concludes by articulating an alternative vision of the relationship between education and society for education policy, pedagogy and the curriculum.
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Future Directions for Inclusive Teacher Education

This text provides a wealth of ideas about how to support teachers through positive training approaches, by sharing the writings of some of the most influential educators in the field of teacher education for inclusion.

Author: Chris Forlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415519007

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 227

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Are teachers ready for inclusion? What is appropriate teacher education? Traditional approaches to inclusive education focused on learners with disabilities. Modern approaches, however, conceptualise inclusion in terms of providing educational equity and equality of access for all students within the same regular school system. Future Directions for Inclusive Teacher Education provides a wealth of ideas about how to support teachers to become inclusive through the application of positive training approaches. Written by some of the most influential internationally acknowledged experts in teacher education for inclusion and highly experienced researchers, together the authors provide a plethora of ideas for teacher educators to ensure that their training is pertinent, accessible, and futures-orientated. This up to date and accessible book combines three key areas related to teacher education for inclusion, which provide: A review of what is happening across the globe by offering examples from different regions; Preparation for teachers to support learners with a range of diverse needs including disability, poverty, ethnicity, gender, cultural diversity, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory impairments and those who are considered gifted and talented; A consideration of systemic approaches, policy, and partnerships, and how these can be better employed in the future. This highly topical text will support all teaching professionals, educational systems, and schools in their transformation of inclusive teacher education.
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Teacher Career Motivation and Professional Development in Special and Inclusive Education in China

Long-term trends in the national demand, supply and shortage of special education teachers. ... From them to us: An international study of inclusion in education. London: Routledge. ... Developing inclusive teacher education.

Author: Yan Feng

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789460912757

Category: Education

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Using autobiographical accounts acquired from her extensive career in education, the author has explored the multi-faceted influences on teacher career motivation and professional development in special and inclusive education in China. The social realities faced by teachers in their professional lives in a city in China have been highlighted through comparison and contrast with those of their international peers. This is achieved through a comprehensive review of recent literature and an empirical study to encourage teacher voices with this regard.
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Contemporary Pedagogies in Teacher Education and Development

This book contains eight scholarly articles from various countries around the world and offers unique and up-to-date perspectives on relevant practices and pedagogies for teachers' professional education and development.

Author: Yehudith Weinberger

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9781789235449

Category: Education

Page: 144

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As with most dynamic activities that are based on social and cultural contexts and rely on interactions, education is a complex and often ambiguous endeavor. Despite this complexity, scholars and educators are often required to find ways of defining and explaining what "good" teaching is and to incorporate these conclusions into teacher education. This book contains eight scholarly articles from various countries around the world and offers unique and up-to-date perspectives on relevant practices and pedagogies for teachers' professional education and development. In this international book, it is argued that there is a significant inspiration and enrichment to be gained by investigating the policies and practices of teacher education systems from all over the world.
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Action Research for Inclusive Education

Exploring practitioner research and the possibilities it creates for increasing student participation and developing inclusive practices in educational contexts, this insightful text presents a range of original and innovative approaches to ...

Author: Felicity Armstrong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351048354

Category: Education

Page: 174

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Exploring practitioner research and the possibilities it creates for increasing student participation and developing inclusive practices in educational contexts, this insightful text presents a range of original and innovative approaches to Action Research, and highlights the critical relationship between educational theory, research and practice in transformative action. Focussing on social constructivist approaches to teaching and learning, Action Research for Inclusive Education offers first-hand insights from researcher-practitioners from international settings including Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Granada, Greece, Singapore and England. Chapters explore diverse participatory and collaborative research practices which draw on the strengths and contributions of teachers and support staff, pupils, and families to foster inclusive practices across the school community and strengthen the participation and independence of all students. Topics considered include collaboration in Participatory Action Research, friendships and the development of students’ social skills, student voice and the role of pupils as co-researchers and peer mentors. Making an important contribution to debates on inclusive education and the role of practitioners and students in bringing about change, this text will be key reading for students, teachers and educational researchers.
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Educating All

This book contributes significantly to the conversation about inclusion as a critical component of school culture.

Author: Christopher McMaster

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 1433131145

Category: Education

Page: 204

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This book contributes significantly to the conversation about inclusion as a critical component of school culture. Educating All recounts Christopher McMaster’s experience as a critical ethnographer in a school community, given the task of not only studying the institution’s culture, but of creating change as well. The school used a whole-school framework known as the Index for Inclusion, which addressed students identified as having «special» or learning needs. The outcome of this process was the realization that the faculty and the system were not adequately providing optimum services to «special needs» students. By incorporating the special needs unit into a larger department and by utilizing it as a teaching center rather than a classroom, the staff and school leadership were able to produce a better alignment of value and practice and to provide a re-interpretation of just what is meant by «mainstream».
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Inclusive Primary Teaching

This is an invaluable and up to date text on inclusive practice for all primary trainees and teachers and for those working towards the National Award SEN Co-ordination.

Author: Janet Goepel

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781909330320

Category: Education

Page: 240

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This is an invaluable and up to date text on inclusive practice for all primary trainees and teachers and for those working towards the National Award SEN Co-ordination. It provides a critical approach to inclusion combining both theory and practice while promoting critical thinking about the complex issues involved. Scenarios are used as the basis for unpicking major issues and provide the opportunity for learning in context, and chapter reflections encourage deep thinking about the key learning points.
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