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ERIC Number: EJ1045963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Bahamian Teachers' Perceptions of Inclusion as a Foundational Platform for Adult Education Programs
Newton, Norrisa; Hunter-Johnson, Yvonne; Gardiner-Farquharson, Beulah L.; Cambridge, Janelle
International Journal of Special Education, v29 n3 p26-37 2014
Despite the paradigm shift globally regarding the adoption of inclusive education, teachers still have varying preconceived misconceptions about its successful implementation and practices in the general education classroom. This qualitative study focused on teachers' perception of adapting inclusive education policies and procedures in The Bahamas and its implication for adult education. The participants of the study were teachers (n-18) in the K-12 educational system in The Bahamas. The findings from this study revealed that there was a vast misconception of the definition of inclusive education. Secondly, five overarching factors that influenced teachers' perception of inclusive education were (a) lack of training, (b) insufficient resources and (c) administrative support, (d) teachers' attitudes and (e) inadequate /misconception of information regarding inclusive education. The study further provides an overview for implications for education and training of general education teachers charged with the resp
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bahamas