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ERIC Number: EJ1048042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Inclusive Education Policy: What the Leadership of Canadian Teacher Associations Has to Say about It
Thompson, S. Anthony; Lyons, Wanda; Timmons, Vianne
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v19 n2 p121-140 2015
In inclusive education research, rarely are teacher associations a topic of investigation despite their critical role in its implementation and efficacy. A study was conducted as part of the Canadian Disability Policy Alliance using a "learning collaborative" methodology that explored the extent to which Canadian provincial/territorial teacher association leadership personnel were aware of inclusive education legislation and policy. Using a semi-structured protocol, 14 participants were interviewed, representing 12 Canadian jurisdictions. Results indicated a complex theme with three linked issues: leadership participants stated that their teacher membership was well aware of inclusive education policy, that their membership generally endorsed it, contingent upon adequate resourcing. The particularities of this theme, awareness-endorsement-resources, are contextualised throughout the results, and the implications are raised in the discussion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada