ERIC Number: EJ1094335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
From Attitudes to Practice: Utilising Inclusive Teaching Strategies in Kenyan Primary Schools
Elder, Brent C.; Damiani, Michelle L.; Oswago, Benson O.
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v20 n4 p413-434 2016
The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence of Kenyan primary school teachers using inclusive teaching strategies in a rural setting with many known barriers to the development of a sustainable inclusive education system. This qualitative study examines teachers' uses of inclusive teaching strategies in primary schools following a series of teacher trainings, classroom observations, individual semi-structured teacher conferences, reflective lesson plans, and pre- and post-questionnaires. Moving beyond legal mandates and attitudinal assessments, the outcomes of this study demonstrate that in a short time, and among a small sample of teachers, administrators, and Ministry officials, a culturally responsive approach to implementing inclusive learning strategies proved beneficial for meeting the needs of diverse primary school students in western Kenya.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Barriers, Qualitative Research, Rural Schools, Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum Implementation, Educational Practices, Questionnaires, Evidence, Capacity Building, Sustainability, Grounded Theory, Observation
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya