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ERIC Number: EJ1007199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1446-0017
Teaching the Teachers: A Study of Perceived Professional Development Needs of Educators to Enhance Positive Attitudes toward Inclusive Practices
Shady, Sandra A.; Luther, Vicki L.; Richman, Laila J.
Education Research and Perspectives, v40 n1 p169-191 2013
In recent years, inclusive practices have been widely promoted in educational settings, and as a result of this movement, a growing number of students with disabilities, particularly those with learning disabilities, are now served in general education classrooms. Yet while inclusion can be extremely beneficial, many students are placed with teachers who have little or no training in inclusive practices. The purpose of this study was to determine educators' perceptions of inclusion and to identify specific professional development needs of both general and special education teachers in one elementary school in the United States. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States