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ERIC Number: EJ1121149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2255-7547
Communicative Approach to Inclusive Education in Pre-School
Kraukle, Sandra
Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, v4 n1 p50-56 Feb 2015
The understanding of the basic principles of inclusive education motivates the inclusion of children with special needs in general education schools. The paper presents the process of implementing inclusive education in Latvia and the teachers' and parents' understanding of the role of communication in including children with special needs, communication strategies, basic qualities and their use in teachers' work with children with special needs. Teachers and parents were asked to answer a questionnaire to determine if: (1) parents and teachers understand the value of communication in developing social, emotional and cognitive development and the implementation of inclusive education for children with special needs and (2) teachers of general pre-schools are ready to communicate with special needs children with and their parents while implementation inclusive education. This research confirms that teachers lack communicative competencies working with children with special needs (especially with children with limited communication skills) and their parents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Location: Latvia
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