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This article reports on a study aimed to identify aspects of university coursework and assigned field experiences that contribute to teachers' ability to define, identify, and implement inclusion. The participants were 125 preservice elementary, secondary, and special education teachers who completed a self-report survey. Results indicated a lack of consistency across teacher preparation programs within one college and a disconnectness between knowledge of inclusion as presented through university coursework and students’ real-world field experience observations of inclusion.
Updated: Mar. 17, 2014
The article explores the need to support a beginner teacher for two reasons: the need of shortage teacher for certain disciplines, the current emphasis on teacher qualifications and student achievement. The study engaged five-year special education teachers in the USA, and supplied them with support. Results indicate the support influenced the teachers' ability to focus on student learning, and retaining them in their position.
Updated: Jun. 19, 2008