This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 26, Issue 7,
Author(s): Tricia Nash and Brahm Norwich, ' The Initial Training of Teachers to Teach Children with Special Educational Needs: A National Survey of English Post Graduate Certificate of Education Programmes', Pages 1471-1480, Copyright Elsevier (October 2010).
This article outlines initial training in England within an international context.
The paper then reports findings of a recent national survey of Programme directors and subject tutors of Post Graduate Certificate in Education programmes (PGCE) for primary and secondary teachers about the initial training provision regarding inclusive education.
The main findings are about varied practices across placement schools, the commitment to the training partnership, coordination problems across the partnership and organizing teaching experience of pupils with special educational needs.
The implications of the study are also discussed in national and international terms.