ERIC Number: EJ1105495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Pre-service Teachers' Beliefs about Inclusive Education in the Netherlands: In Exploratory Study
Civitillo, Sauro; De Moor, Jan M. H.; Vervloed, Mathijs P. J.
Support for Learning, v31 n2 p104-121 May 2016
Teachers' beliefs are crucial to the success of inclusion programmes and reform efforts for children with special educational needs (SEN). Based on this evidence, one hundred and thirty-nine primary pre-service teachers from one training institution in the Netherlands completed an adapted version of a measure of beliefs towards inclusive education. In contrast to previous studies on pre-service teachers, results of this study showed participants held neutral or negative beliefs towards this matter. In addition, limited time for pupils received the highest rating as a barrier to inclusion, whereas direct teaching experience was the most preferred method of inclusion. The implications of this study for practice and indications for future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Inclusion, Disabilities, Elementary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Barriers, Mainstreaming, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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