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ERIC Number: ED521287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 86
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-3184-9
Using Professional Development to Increase the Confidence of Teachers to Meet the Needs of Inclusion Students
Nolte, Peggy
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Trevecca Nazarene College
This study was designed to improve teachers' confidence levels for inclusive education. Two groups of teachers in one elementary school participated. One group of teachers participated in special trainings and met in small focus planning groups with special education teachers. One group did not participate in the trainings and focus groups. Both groups completed the Scale of Teachers' Attitudes Toward Inclusive Education to pre-assess and post-assess confidence levels. The results of the pre-assessment were used to plan professional development trainings of teaching strategies to meet the special needs of students. The data assessed the effectiveness of the professional development plan to improve teachers' confidence and preparation levels related to inclusive education. The findings showed no significant differences between the groups. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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