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ERIC Number: EJ1105903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Special Education Teacher Preparation in Singapore's Dual Education System
Walker, Zachary
Teacher Education and Special Education, v39 n3 p178-190 Aug 2016
Global comparisons of teacher education programs should start with an understanding of the school systems that teachers are being prepared for in their local contexts. The purpose of this article is to describe Singapore's dual education system as well as teacher preparation in a country that educates many students with disabilities in a separate environment. The focus will be on three of the factors critical to understanding comparative work: the goals and purposes of inclusive education and inclusive policy, the past and present state of Singapore with regard to policy and governance, and teacher training in the context of dual education. Suggestions for how teacher educators can learn from one another despite the vast differences in how students with special needs are educated are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore