ERIC Number: EJ863241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Inclusive Attitudes: A Pre-Service Analysis
Ryan, Thomas G.
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, v9 n3 p180-187 Nov 2009
This enquiry has shown that pre-service teachers in Ontario, Canada (n = 141), believe they have the prerequisite training and knowledge to be inclusive educators. They believe inclusion is effective and produces required results for both identified and non-identified students. Inclusion was viewed as a difficult proposition dependent upon several variables such as time, resources, facilities and personnel. Inclusion challenges make them want to experiment with instructional modes, and a minority suggested they did not have a positive experience with inclusion. Most believed that they would be included in planning for inclusion and maintained a positive attitude towards inclusion.
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusive Schools, Teacher Competencies, Foreign Countries, Mainstreaming, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Needs Students
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Identifiers - Location: Canada