Search results for: Northern Ireland
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This paper considers whether there is value in introducing student teachers to schools of different ethos as part of their initial teacher education. A 2-year study of undergraduate post-primary student teachers at a university college in Northern Ireland reveals that encounters with schools of different ethos can help student teachers to understand differences between schools and their visions of education, as well as correcting misunderstandings and challenging stereotypes.
Updated: Jan. 21, 2009
The paper evaluates a programme of short alternative placements for final-year B.Ed. students in Northern Ireland. This programme aims to broaden student teachers’ experience and develop their transferable skills.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2009
The effect of school-based practice on student teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education in Northern Ireland
The study aimed at exploring attitudes of preservice teachers toward inclusive education in Northern Ireland. The study employed a survey of attitudes towards a range of issues related to the topic. Findings indicate positive attitudes towards the principles of inclusion. However teachers also showed strong attachment to current organizational structure.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2008
The article examines the influence of initial teacher education programs on the development of positive attitudes towards inclusion, equality in education and social justice. The article describes a research report commissioned by the Department of Education Northern Ireland which sought to identify existing practices that increased the motivation, participation and achievement of all pupils of school age with special educational needs.
Updated: Jan. 14, 2008
Student teachers, special educational needs and inclusion education: reviewing the potential for problem-based, e-learning pedagogy to support practice
The article reviews a pilot program that integrated problem-based and blended e-learning pedagogy to support student teachers learning in special needs and inclusion education areas. Findings indicate that carefully constructed programs can effectively support key teaching and learning aspects of preservice training.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2007