ERIC Number: EJ857197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Pre-Service Teacher Training and Special Educational Needs in England 1970-2008: Is Government Learning the Lessons of the Past or Is It Experiencing a Groundhog Day?
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v24 n3 p277-289 Aug 2009
The paper outlines the findings from a literature review of the English government's response to the issue of training pre-service teachers in the delivery of effective special educational needs support. The review's findings detail that although educational practice in mainstream classrooms has changed considerably since the 1970s the training of pre-service teachers with regards to special educational needs has seemingly changed very little. The paper argues that the government needs to re-think radically its policy of inclusion to ensure that a coherent plan is formulated which enables higher education institutions' initial teacher training programmes to train students who are competent and confident in their abilities to work with children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Special Education, Literature Reviews, Special Needs Students, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Colleges, Disabilities, Educational History
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)