Search results for: Special education
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'Yeah, but I still don't want to deal with it'. Changes in a Teacher Candidate's Conceptions of Inclusion
Making the connections between course activities and actual classroom teaching practices assisted a preservice teacher in forming a commitment to teaching students with disabilities. The study illustrates the experiences that contributed to the preservice teacher's understanding and changing attitudes towards inclusion. It included a 15-week literacy methods course, and data from observations, interviews and course reflections.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2008
What We Know about Integrating Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs: A Review, a Reminder and a Request
In response to the dramatic changes in programs serving young children with all abilities and children with disabilities, the author has presented a review of research and rationale behind the decision to integrate Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE).
Updated: Jan. 24, 2008
The Influence of an Inclusive Education Course on Attitude Change of Pre-service Secondary Teachers in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has slowly shifted from insulating students with disabilities in special classrooms, to providing inclusive programs in regular classrooms. As a result, teacher education institutions have begun offering study programs in order to facilitate coping with the diversity in the classes. The paper examines the adequacy of the inclusive education on the attitude change of preservice teachers in Hong Kong. The study consisted of surveys administered to 200 preservice teachers regarding their opinions about the inclusion program, before and after the special module study.
Updated: Jan. 14, 2008
The article describes a project which aimed to explore the implementation of a new model of pedagogy to the education of severely disabled students. The study included an analysis of the development of communication skills relating to deep knowledge, deep understanding and high order thinking. The study results point at a pedagogy framework that can be applied to teach cognitive skills that are usually taught by teachers of normally developing students.
Updated: Jan. 10, 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