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
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya