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ERIC Number: EJ886092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0966-9760
An Analysis of the Effects of In-Service Teacher Training on Turkish Preschool Teachers' Attitudes towards Inclusion
Secer, Zarife
International Journal of Early Years Education, v18 n1 p43-53 Mar 2010
Any implementation of an inclusive policy is largely dependent on educators' attitudes. In Turkey, many teachers who educate preschool children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), and who have not received in-service teacher training (INSET) are observed to have negative attitudes towards their SEN students. The aim of this article is to examine differences between the attitudes of preschool teachers before and after an INSET course. Sixty-six preschool teachers were selected for this study which had a single group pre-post-test design. The teachers' opinions and attitudes relating to mainstreaming SEN students in regular educational environments were assessed using the "Opinions Relative to Mainstreaming" scale. The data indicate that these teachers were affected by the INSET programme in such a way that their attitudes towards the inclusion of SEN students became more positive. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey