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ERIC Number: EJ1118090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1710-2146
Teacher Educators' Views on Inclusive Education and Teacher Preparation in Ghana
Nketsia, William; Saloviita, Timo; Gyimah, Emmanuel Kofi
International Journal of Whole Schooling, v12 n2 p1-18 2016
The crucial role of initial teacher education programmes and teacher educators in preparing effective inclusive practitioners has been universally acknowledged. This study explored the attitudes of 125 teacher educators from four colleges of education towards inclusive education, their views and concerns about teacher preparation and the implementation of inclusive education in Ghana. The study found positive attitudes and considerable support for inclusive education. However, the majority of teacher educators were of the view that Ghana was inadequately prepared for the implementation of inclusive education. Their reasons and concerns were generally found to include: inadequate teacher preparation, unpreparedness of teacher educators, inadequate emphasis on inclusive instructional strategies and lack of teaching and learning materials. The implications of these findings for future reforms of inclusive teacher education were discussed.
Whole Schooling Consortium. Available from: Concordia University College of Alberta. 7128 Ada Boulevard, Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4, Canada. e-mail: wholeschooling@twmi.rr.com; Web site: http://www.wholeschooling.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana