ERIC Number: EJ997561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
What Are Schools Looking for in New, Inclusive Teachers?
McGill Journal of Education, v47 n3 p403-420 2012
Focus groups were conducted in four school divisions in central Canada in order to determine whether inclusive educators in schools could identify the knowledge base, skills set, and attitudes desirable in new inclusive teachers. Participants failed to identify an essential knowledge base for inclusive educators. Findings indicated that a focus on skills and attitudes was viewed as desirable, specifically skills related to flexibility, inter-dependence, communication. Participants also valued attitudes related to willingness on the part of new teachers to seek learning opportunities and accept help from other team members.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Focus Groups, Teacher Characteristics, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Skill Analysis, Teaching Skills, Teacher Attitudes, Needs Assessment, Inclusion, Ability Identification, Professional Identity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada