ERIC Number: ED400974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
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Providing Inservice Strategies To Motivate and Improve Middle School Teachers' Use of Inclusion Teaching.
Turvey, Patricia J.
A practicum project was developed and implemented to encourage teachers' use of inclusion teaching. The objectives of the practicum were to increase targeted teachers' knowledge and understanding of inclusion programs by 20 percent, increase their knowledge of co-teaching 20 percent, and demonstrate their knowledge of adapting the curriculum for an inclusion setting by creating two curriculum units. The target group consisted of sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade teachers in a middle school on the eastern coast of Florida. The teachers attended 12 school-based workshops on inclusion intended to provide instructional strategies to motivate and improve their use of inclusion teaching. Participants received 12 in-service points for successful completion of the workshops. Results of pre- and posttest assessments indicated that all the program objectives were met, with the target group improving greatly in all areas. (Nine appendices include a Needs Assessment Survey, the pre/post test, a list of pros and cons for inclusion, solutions to inclusive problems, a checklist of required components for curriculum units, a chart showing the degree of change in teacher knowledge, and the curriculum units developed for use in co-taught classes. Contains 16 references.) (AA)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Classroom Environment, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Teachers, Inclusive Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mainstreaming, Middle Schools, Professional Development, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Secondary School Teachers, Student Needs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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