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ERIC Number: EJ1057923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: EISSN-1925-7147
A Right to Speak and a Right to Be Heard
Wickremesooriya, Shalini Felicity
Canadian Journal of Action Research, v16 n1 p3-21 2015
The study reported in this article is based on the premise that listening to the voices of students with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and reflecting and acting on student views is essential within inclusive education. Six primary grade students and six teachers participated in this action research project. Data was gathered through semi-structured interviews, informal interview techniques and classroom observations. Data was analyzed using a mixed methods approach. Findings suggest that teachers' knowledge and understanding regarding students with SLCN increase when they listen to students. This makes the teachers amenable to invest time and energy to learn. Teachers also require to be supported through continuous professional development programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sri Lanka