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ERIC Number: EJ782875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 30
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1046-560X
Reflections of Educators in Pursuit of Inclusive Science Classrooms
Kirch, Susan A.; Bargerhuff, Mary Ellen; Cowan, Heidi; Wheatly, Michele
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v18 n4 p663-692 Aug 2007
General education science teachers are meeting increasingly diverse classrooms of students that include students with disabilities. A one-week, summer, residential workshop was offered to interested science and special educators who worked through lab experiments one-on-one with students with physical or sensory disabilities (grades 7-12). To determine how effective this professional development workshop was at raising disability awareness and providing teacher training in inclusive science teaching practices, a combination of survey and reflective journal entries was used to monitor participants' experience. Here we discuss the findings from this benchmark study and discuss how others might adapt this professional development model for use by schools interested in moving toward inclusive practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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