NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1173612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
Early Childhood Educators' Perspectives and Practices about Inclusion of Children with Special Needs in Botswana
Chhabra, Simmi; Bose, Kabita; Chadha, Neerja
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v32 n2 p234-249 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate perspectives of Early Childhood Educators (ECEds) about inclusion of Children With Special Needs (CWSN) by examining their attitudes, training needs, and inclusive practices used in the inclusive classroom. One hundred twenty-eight ECEds completed a questionnaire that included the Scale of Teachers' Attitudes Toward Inclusive Classrooms (STATIC) and a self-assessment of training needs. Observation of 21 inclusive classrooms was done to examine the practices of ECEds using the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) observation rating scale. The findings of the study revealed that ECEds' attitudes were inclined toward the positive side and indicated more training needs on knowledge of CWSN and professional knowledge. Observation findings indicated that the quality of inclusive childhood practice in Early Childhood Education (ECE) settings was between minimum and good, indicating the need for improvement in many areas, like provision of more resources, materials, and equipment.
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 530 Walnut Street Suite 850, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Tel: 215-625-8900; Fax: 215-207-0050; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A