NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1058247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1555-6913
Characteristics of Inclusive Classrooms in Turkey
Melekoglu, Macid Ayhan
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v15 n2 p24-30 Fall 2014
In this paper, inclusive classrooms in Turkey are described in terms of the characteristics of both classroom teachers and students with special needs. Participants of this study consisted of 54 teachers working in inclusive classrooms and 54 students with mild intellectual disabilities in those classrooms in Turkey. Data for this study were collected using direct observation and survey techniques. According to the results, of a total of 1,448 students in 54 inclusive classrooms, 65 were diagnosed with a disability defined by Guidance and Research Centers, while 87 students had no diagnosis but showed continuous challenges compared to their peers. Of the participating teachers, 81.5% expressed that those students needed to be educated in separate special education settings. Observation results showed that, although Individualized Education Plans (IEP) were prepared for 98.1% of participating students with mild intellectual disabilities, 85.2% of them were not educated according to their individual differences.
International Association of Special Education. c/o College of Education, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 5774, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5774. Tel: 928-523-8979; Fax: 928-523-1929; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey