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Preparing new teachers for inclusive schools and classrooms

Winter, Eileen C., ESCalate (Education Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy), corp creator. (2005) Preparing new teachers for inclusive schools and classrooms.

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Abstract

This is an ESCalate development project led by Eileen Winter of Queen's University, Belfast. This project is both investigative and comparative in nature. It is specific to the N. Ireland context, and an extension of a similar project undertaken by the proposer at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada (2002-2003). It will allow for cross-jurisdictional comparisons in relation to preparing teachers for inclusive classrooms. It has long been recognised that new teachers are apprehensive about their ability to teach students with special educational needs (SEN), and have found their preparation for inclusive classrooms inadequate at best (Garner, 1996; Dwyfor Davis & Garner, 1997). The project will produce evidence of the current status of SEN in Initial Teacher Education in N. Ireland. Findings will draw from the experiences of current practitioners to establish guidelines for good practice in preparing teachers for inclusive settings. Findings will be compared with the Ontario study and, where appropriate, will be amalgamated into a set of recommendations pertinent in both jurisdictions. It includes a final project report

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: ESCalate
Uncontrolled Keywords: Equality in education
Depositing User: escalate
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2011 10:16
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2012 15:56
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/13050
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