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Sharma, Umesh; Loreman, Tim; Forlin, Chris – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2012
The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument to measure perceived teacher efficacy to teach in inclusive classrooms. An 18-item scale was developed on a sample of 607 pre-service teachers selected from four countries (Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and India). Factor analysis of responses from the sample revealed three factors: efficacy in…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Reliability, Measures (Individuals)
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Chao, Chih Nuo Grace; Forlin, Chris; Ho, Fuk Chuen – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
This study investigated changes in teacher self-efficacy for inclusive practice using a mixed method research design. Participants were 417 in-service teachers in Hong Kong taking a 1-week basic teacher-training course about inclusive education. Data were collected pre and post participation in the course using the Teacher Efficacy for Inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Inclusion
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Forlin, Chris; Sharma, Umesh; Loreman, Tim – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
This study examined teaching efficacy for inclusive practice in a pre-post matched-sample of 737 teachers in Hong Kong taking a basic university-level course in inclusive education. The results demonstrate that regardless of demographic variables such a course is effective in improving teacher efficacy for inclusive practice, with female teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Forlin, Chris; Loreman, Tim; Sharma, Umesh – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This study examines changes in attitudes, teaching efficacy, and concerns about inclusive education in a sample of 2361 teachers in Hong Kong who took a professional learning course about inclusive education. Participants completed a questionnaire seeking demographic information and their perceptions about these three aspects of inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Faculty Development, Attitude Change
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Romero-Contreras, Silvia; Garcia-Cedillo, Ismael; Forlin, Chris; Lomelí-Hernández, Karla Abril – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2013
Inclusive education is the most advanced form of recognition of the right to education. Mexico has made important legal and administrative changes to foster inclusion since the end of the twentieth century. This research assesses the impact of the Mexican pre-service teacher curriculum on 813 pre-service teachers' sentiments, attitudes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Sharma, Umesh; Simi, Janine; Forlin, Chris – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Recent policy changes in the Pacific Islands have seen a strong emphasis on implementing inclusive education. Preparing teachers for this change in education will be essential if they are to have the knowledge, skills and understandings so that they can become inclusive practitioners. Pre-service teacher education will play a critical role in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Loreman, Tim; Sharma, Umesh; Forlin, Chris – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
This paper reports the results of an international study examining pre-service teacher reports of teaching self-efficacy for inclusive education; principally focusing on the explanatory relationship between a scale designed to measure teaching self-efficacy in this area and key demographic variables within Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Knowledge Level, Self Efficacy
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Forlin, Chris; Cedillo, Ismael Garcia; Romero-Contreras, Silvia; Fletcher, Todd; Hernandez, Humberto Javier Rodriguez – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2010
The inclusion of students with special education needs in regular schools in Mexico is slowly gaining momentum. Likewise, teacher training for inclusion is increasingly becoming an important aspect of preservice training. This research investigates the perceptions of 286 preservice teachers who are about to complete their general teacher training…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, National Curriculum, Preservice Teachers, Inclusion
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Forlin, Chris; Sin, Kuen-fung – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2010
Professional learning for teachers is important if they are to be prepared for teaching in inclusive classrooms. This is particularly pertinent in Hong Kong where teachers have little personal experience of inclusion and where teaching continues to be didactic and examination oriented. Since Hong Kong implemented a whole school approach to…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Basic Skills, Inclusive Schools
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Rose, Richard; Forlin, Chris – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2010
This paper reports research that evaluated the efficacy of training for education assistants and its impact upon changing practices in a group of private international schools in Hong Kong, China. Two cohorts of education assistants received training through an education institute. The focus was on supporting and fostering inclusive practices in…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Private Schools, International Schools, Focus Groups