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ERIC Number: EJ892463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1471-3802
Preparing Teachers for Inclusive Education: Some Reflections from the Netherlands
Pijl, Sip Jan
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, v10 ns1 p197-201 Aug 2010
Teachers in the Netherlands hesitate to accept responsibility for students with special needs in regular education. They generally do not have positive attitudes towards inclusive education, citing a lack of personal knowledge and skill for teaching students with special needs, an area that was not sufficiently covered in their basic teacher training. Changing teacher training is an option, but it takes many years for the effects to be noticeable. This essay argues that there are other ways to prepare teachers and argues that by discussing problems in education with colleagues and working together as a team, they can resolve many of the issues for themselves.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands