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ERIC Number: EJ947838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1555-6913
Pre-Service Teachers' Views about Inclusion in Singapore
Nonis, Karen P.; Jernice, Tan Sing Yee
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v12 n1 p3-9 Spr 2011
This study investigated pre-service general education teachers' views about including children with special education needs (SEN) into general classrooms in Singapore. While attitudes towards inclusion have been studied widely in other countries, little research in this area has been done in Singapore. In this study, the pre-service general education teachers (N = 114) were asked about their attitudes towards including children with SEN into their classroom. A survey method was used to elicit information on teacher's views towards (a) including children with SEN, (b) the quality or adequacy of their training and (c) the adequacy of resources to educate children with SEN in general classrooms. The teacher candidates in this study would eventually be posted into general schools. The findings of this study point to the overall positive attitudes of the pre-service general education teachers towards including children with SEN into their classrooms. The authors discuss the concerns that the pre-service general education teachers raised in relation to insufficient knowledge and lack of resources for including children with SEN in the general classrooms. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore