Effective inclusive teacher education for special educational needs and disabilities: Some more thoughts on the way forward

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Robinson, Deborah 2016. Effective inclusive teacher education for special educational needs and disabilities: Some more thoughts on the way forward. Teaching and Teacher Education. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2016.09.007
AuthorsRobinson, Deborah
Abstract

This study sought to identify the principles and practices underpinning effective inclusive teacher education for special educational needs (SEN) in ordinary schools through an inclusive action research project. The findings demonstrate that where practitioner development involves critical-theoretical, reflexive, research-oriented collaborations among a professional learning community, practitioners become more confident and skilful in enacting inclusive practice. This community was formed in the context of a school-university partnership and included pre-service teachers, experienced teachers, teaching assistants and university tutors. Its findings cast serious doubt over the efficacy of de-intellectualised, ‘on the job’ training models favoured by policy makers in England and elsewhere.

KeywordsInclusion; Teacher education; Special Educational Needs; Disability; Pedagogy; Action research
Year2016
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
PublisherElsevier
ISSN0742051X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2016.09.007
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621500
hdl:10545/621500
Publication dates29 Oct 2016
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Accepted14 Sep 0016
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