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Sokal, Laura; Sharma, Umesh – Exceptionality Education International, 2014
The study examined concerns, attitudes, and teacher efficacy of 131 in-service, Kindergarten to Grade 8 teachers in three school divisions in Manitoba, Canada. Analyses were conducted to identify the relationships between teachers' back-ground variables, their attitudes and concerns about teaching in inclusive classrooms, and their efficacy for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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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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Sharma, Umesh; Nuttal, Anthony – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Thirty pre-service teachers took part in a nine-week university course focussed on the benefits of inclusive education and the techniques needed to successfully implement it. The Teachers' Attitudes Toward Inclusion Scale (TATIS), Concerns about Inclusive Education Scale (CIES), and Teacher's Efficacy in Implementing Inclusive Practices (TEIP)…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Inclusion, Statistical Analysis, Disabilities
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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
Wang, Mian; Zan, Fei; Liu, Jiaqiu; Liu, Chunling; Sharma, Umesh – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2012
A survey study was conducted to a total of 323 in-service teachers (110 special education teachers and 213 general education teachers) in Shanghai regarding their self-efficacy and concerns about inclusive education. Multivariate analysis results reveal that special teachers have significantly higher self-efficacy about inclusive education than…
Descriptors: Inclusion, General Education, Self Efficacy, Special Education
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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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Ahsan, M. Tariq; Sharma, Umesh; Deppeler, Joanne M. – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2012
This paper reports on pre-service teachers' preparedness for inclusive education in Bangladesh through measuring their perceived teaching-efficacy, concerns and attitudes towards inclusive education and identifying predictor variables that contribute to those three variables. Using two standardized scales with 1,623 pre-service teachers from 16…
Descriptors: Barriers, Preservice Teacher Education, Predictor Variables, Foreign Countries
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Sharma, Umesh; Sokal, Laura – Australasian Journal of Special Education, 2016
This research was undertaken to determine if significant relationships exist between teachers' self-reported attitudes, concerns, and efficacy to teach in inclusive classrooms and their actual classroom behaviour in Winnipeg, Canada. Five teachers completed 3 scales measuring their attitudes to inclusion, their level of concerns about teaching in…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Sharma, Umesh; Sokal, Laura – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2015
In this comparative study, the impact of two stand-alone university courses on pre-service teachers' attitudes, concerns and teaching efficacy to teach in inclusive classrooms is examined. Twenty-eight pre-service teachers (PSTs) from Australia and 60 PSTs from Canada completed a survey at pre- and post-stages of the course. It was found that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Preservice Teachers, Beliefs
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Ahsan, M. Tariq; Deppeler, Joanne M.; Sharma, Umesh – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2013
This study reports on the second phase of a larger study, which investigated the preparedness of pre-service teachers to teach in inclusive classrooms in Bangladesh. Phase 1 employed two standardised scales that were used with 1623 pre-service teachers from 16 teacher education institutions to measure their attitudes and perceived…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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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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Sharma, Umesh; Shaukat, Sadia; Furlonger, Brett – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2015
This study sought to determine the attitudes and teaching self-efficacy of pre-service teachers towards the inclusion of students with disabilities into regular classrooms. A questionnaire was administered to 194 pre-service Pakistani teachers (male 73, female 121) enrolled in a 1-year teacher education programme at a government university in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Sokal, Laura; Sharma, Umesh – Canadian Journal of Education, 2017
A quantitative study was conducted to compare the attitudes, efficacy, and concerns about inclusive education within three groups of teachers in Manitoba, Canada (N = 191). The three groups included pre-service teachers with coursework about inclusive education, but limited experience in inclusive settings; in-service teachers with experiences in…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Inclusion, Foreign Countries
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Sharma, Umesh; Salend, Spencer J. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This article reviewed international data from English-language peer-reviewed studies on the use of TAs in inclusive classrooms from the past 10 years concerning: (a) the roles of TAs; (b) the impact of TAs on students, educators, and inclusive education; and (c) the factors that influence the performance of TAs. These studies suggest that unclear…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Paraprofessional School Personnel
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