ERIC Number: EJ1019853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
Preparation for Inclusion in Teacher Education Pre-Service Curricula
Allday, R. Allan; Neilsen-Gatti, Shelley; Hudson, Tina M.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v36 n4 p298-311 Nov 2013
Inclusion of students with disabilities has been practiced and advocated for more than two decades in the United States. This practice involves the placement of students with disabilities in a general education classroom for part or all of the day, and the primary instructor is a general education teacher in collaboration with a special education teacher. The authors reviewed coursework related to inclusion provided to pre-service elementary teachers during their teacher preparation programs. A total of 109 elementary education bachelor's degree programs were examined to determine the number of course hours devoted to inclusion, instruction, and management of students with disabilities. Results suggest that many teacher preparation programs provide instruction related to characteristics of disabilities and some form of classroom management; however, few programs offer courses specifically related to differentiation of instruction for students with disabilities or collaboration between general and special education teachers.
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Preservice Teacher Education, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Elementary School Teachers, Course Content, Teacher Competencies, Bachelors Degrees, Classroom Techniques, Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Student Characteristics, Teacher Collaboration, Masters Degrees
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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