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ERIC Number: EJ937686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Graduate Teaching Assistants in the Learning Paradigm: Beliefs about Inclusive Teaching
Embry, Priscilla B.; McGuire, Joan M.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v22 n2 p85-108 2011
The learning paradigm emphasizes teaching in ways that facilitate learning for all students. As novice instructors of an increasingly diverse student population, graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) frequently have full responsibility for teaching undergraduate courses. This study investigated GTAs' beliefs about including diverse learners in their teaching and their teaching practices. GTAs from varied disciplines and cultural backgrounds described wanting to teach inclusively. Participants' beliefs and teaching strategies indicate they have a platform for learning to understand inclusive instruction through Universal Design for Instruction (UDI). UDI provides a structure for GTA orientation activities that emphasize inclusive teaching in the learning paradigm. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A