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ERIC Number: EJ818148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0332-3315
Beginning Primary Teachers and Children with Mild Learning Difficulties
Gash, Hugh
Irish Educational Studies, v25 n3 p275-287 Sep 2006
This study is about examining beginning teachers' needs in relation to helping primary school children with mild learning difficulties. Both pre-service and in-service teachers were approached to assess their experience and needs in this area. In common with previous work in Ireland and internationally, beginning teachers were found to have problems with children in some difficulty, in relation to providing differentiated programmes to children, and with children who presented behaviour problems. While some steps can be taken to remedy these issues in the pre-service education of teachers, it is argued that these issues are best remedied for beginning teachers in an induction programme with support in their schools. (Contains 4 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland