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ERIC Number: EJ773914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 49
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1183-322X
The Development of Attitudes, Sentiments and Concerns about Inclusive Education in a Content-Infused Canadian Teacher Preparation Program
Loreman, Tim; Chris Earle
Exceptionality Education Canada, v17 n1 p85-106 2007
This study is one in a series examining pre-service teacher attitudes, concerns, and sentiments regarding inclusive education (see Forlin, 2007; Forlin, Earle, Loreman & Sharma, 2007; Forlin, Loreman, Sharma & Earle, 2007; Loreman, Earle, Sharma & Forlin, 2007; Loreman, Forlin, & Sharma, 2007; Sharma, Forlin, Loreman & Earle, 2006; Sharma, Loreman, & Forlin, 2007). Focusing on a content-infused Canadian teacher preparation program, the study shows that this model of delivery can be effective in improving attitudes towards inclusive education and increasing knowledge and confidence levels in teaching children with disabilities, however a significant reduction in concerns about inclusion, or an improvement in sentiments towards people with disabilities, is not evident. Demographic variables (gender and previous teaching experience) have an impact. This study highlights the need for teacher education programs to include opportunities for direct interactions with people with disabilities, and for opportunities to work towards resolving concerns about inclusive education. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
Exceptionality Education Canada. University of Alberta, Department of Educational Psychology, 6-102 Education North, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-0800; Fax: 780-492-1318; e-mail: eecj@ualberta.ca; Web site: http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/eec/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada