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ERIC Number: EJ1171055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Secondary Teachers' Experiences with Students with Disabilities: Examining the Global Landscape
Hauerwas, Laura Boynton; Mahon, Jennifer
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v22 n3 p306-322 2018
This study contributes to the international conversation about the education for students with disabilities at the secondary level by providing some international data about secondary teachers' training and experiences with inclusive practices. Teacher leaders from 20 different countries participated in this exploratory survey research about the context in which they work, their experiences and their training as related to their efficacy to educate individuals with disabilities. We acknowledge that efficacy and teacher training for inclusion are predominated by a discourse defined through Western best practice. We learned that despite variations in the countries' concept of disability and their implementation of inclusive educational systems, the teachers had moderately high self-efficacy for inclusive practices yet had limited training and experience with students with special needs. Results are discussed in relation to the preparation of secondary teachers for educating students with special needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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