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ERIC Number: EJ787245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Special Education in General Teacher Education Programs in Singapore
Heng, Mary Anne; Tam, Kai Yung
Teacher Education and Special Education, v29 n3 p149-156 Sum 2006
In Singapore, special education has traditionally been perceived as distinct from general education. Students with learning and behavioral difficulties in general education classrooms are often neglected. Typically, this is due to the fact that many general education teachers lack the competencies required to work with students with diverse learning needs. The purpose of this paper is to discuss three misguided notions about teacher education in Singapore and the impact of these widely held beliefs, ultimately to encourage teacher educators in Singapore and elsewhere to re-examine how they prepare teachers to serve students with diverse learning needs. An in-service training program designed to help general education teachers work with students with disabilities in Singapore is also briefly described. (Contains 1 table.)
Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Allen Press, Inc. 810 East 10th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Tel: 800-627-0629; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore