Title

Initial teacher education and inclusion: a triad of inclusive experiences

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

Book Description:

The focus of this international text is on innovative practices for preparing teachers to work in inclusive classrooms and schools. Drawing on both pre and in-service training methods, the expert contributors to this book follow three major themes:

*Social and political challenges regarding teacher education - providing an historical perspective on the training of teachers, tensions in preparing teachers for inclusion, cultural issues, the relationship between educational funding and practices and collaborative measures to support a whole school approach.

*Innovative approaches in pre-service teacher preparation - discussing a range of innovative models and approaches used in pre-service teacher education courses.

*Engaging professional development for inservice teachers - reviewing a range of approaches employed to engage working teachers and help them establish curricula and pedagogy that meets the needs of all students in their classes.

Each chapter will include a list of proposed learning outcomes, a theoretical or conceptual framework to help readers develop the proposed innovation, an overview of recent research, discussion of the research data available and a discussion of the international implications and challenges, summarising in suggestions for a positive way forward.

ISBN: 978-0-415-54877-9

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Teacher Education for Inclusion: Changing Paradigms and Innovative Approaches may be accessed from the publisher here

Teacher Education for Inclusion: Changing Paradigms and Innovative Approaches may be accessed from the National Library of Australia here