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ERIC Number: EJ1085674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
Zooming in and Out: Exploring Teacher Competencies in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms
Lee, Yoon-Joo; Recchia, Susan L.
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v30 n1 p1-14 2016
This study explored issues of social inclusion for young children with disabilities through a systematic reanalysis of six preschool case studies focusing on strategies that teachers used in daily practice. Our analysis process entailed a reexamination of classroom observations and teacher inquiry data, focusing back and forth between the "micro" issues of everyday practice and the "macro" issues of inclusion as social justice. Through this process, the authors articulated a set of six overarching teacher competencies and their connection to "big ideas" about inclusion. The findings speak to a growing need within educational settings to move beyond narrow conceptions of ability and disability to take a transformative stance that supports diversity and community for all learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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