Future Directions for Inclusive Teacher Education

Future Directions for Inclusive Teacher Education

Author: Chris Forlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415519007

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 249

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This text provides a wealth of ideas about how to support teachers through positive training approaches, by sharing the writings of some of the most influential educators in the field of teacher education for inclusion.

Including Learners with Low-Incidence Disabilities

Including Learners with Low-Incidence Disabilities

Author: Elizabeth A. West

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781784412500

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 541

This important book highlights the need to include learners with low-incidence disabilities and provides information related to supports and services to achieve that goal across a variety of contexts.

Handbook of Research on Teacher Education

Handbook of Research on Teacher Education

Author: Myint Swe Khine

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811697852

Category: Education

Page: 992

View: 286

This comprehensive book presents emerging research findings and promising reform practices in the field of teacher education, curriculum, assessment, teaching and learning approaches, pedagogical innovations, and professional development in educating the next generation of globally competent students. It reflects the current trends and highlights contemporary teacher education programs in twenty greater Asian countries and regions. It offers insight into improving teacher education in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Brunei, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, and Macau. The handbook contains chapters written by experienced international teacher educators who draw on their experience and expertise to perennial issues and formidable challenges in teacher preparation and meaningful school reforms. This volume is a valuable resource and essential companion for teacher educators, faculty members, staff developers, trainee teachers, undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, school leaders, policy-makers, and professional learning communities to refresh their knowledge and improve their understanding. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in evolving issues in teacher education.

Handbook of Research on Special Education Teacher Preparation

Handbook of Research on Special Education Teacher Preparation

Author: Paul T. Sindelar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136726323

Category: Education

Page: 528

View: 334

Compilations of research on teacher preparation often include no more than a cursory mention of the specific roles and needs of special education teachers. Although the work that special education teachers perform does indeed differ from the work of classroom teachers, teacher preparation in the two fields has much in common. The purpose of this seven-part handbook is to expand our knowledge of teacher education broadly by providing an in-depth look at the most up-to-date research on special education teacher preparation. Opening chapters ground the collection in political and economic context, while subsequent sections delve deeply into issues related to the current state of our special education workforce and offer insights into how to best prepare and sustain that workforce. Ultimately, by illuminating the particularities of special education teacher preparation, this landmark handbook addresses the state of current research in the field and sets an agenda for future scholarship.

Global Perspectives on Inclusive Teacher Education

Global Perspectives on Inclusive Teacher Education

Author: Rice, Bethany M.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522577041

Category: Education

Page: 340

View: 160

Inclusive teacher preparation varies greatly in format and practice, yet programs grapple with the same underlying challenges: which practices work and where do they work. As children with disabilities are increasingly being included in schools, it is essential that guidance is put into place on how best to adapt inclusive practices into the classroom and create new practices based on the cultural context. Global Perspectives on Inclusive Teacher Education summarizes existing research on inclusive practices globally while presenting emerging research and opportunities for cementing change in inclusive teacher education locally, including examples of how inclusive practices are integrated in and adapted to diverse cultural contexts. Covering topics that include critical pedagogy, religious schooling, and teacher education, this publication is designed for curriculum developers, instructional designers, administrators, higher education faculty, educators, policymakers, and students.

Global Directions in Inclusive Education

Global Directions in Inclusive Education

Author: Matthew J. Schuelka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000488432

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 137

Global Directions in Inclusive Education pushes the conceptual boundaries of ‘inclusive education’ and explores new ways to research and envision inclusion and diversity in education for all children. This pioneering book problematizes ‘inclusive education’ as a global currency, as another form of deficit-thinking, and as a universal application. The expert team of international contributors argue that much of the field of inclusive education needs a reinvigoration of new ideas, critical introspection, and ways of knowing that can overcome the well-worn deficit paths of inclusive education study, namely: ‘barriers’ to inclusion, teacher attitudes, policy-practice gaps, lack of resources, and lack of teacher training. Seeking diverse ways forward that represent new visions and innovations from around the world, this text features voices and ideas from both early career and established scholars, to enliven debate and promote a more positive and productive dialogue. Global Directions in Inclusive Education is ideal for students, researchers, and scholars of inclusive education; development practitioners seeking new ideas; and practitioners seeking to gain a deeper and more global understanding of inclusive education both in theory and in practice.

Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education

Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education

Author: Leslie J. Couse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317816287

Category: Education

Page: 706

View: 269

This handbook synthesizes both contemporary research and best practices in early childhood teacher education, a unique segment of teacher education defined by its focus on child development, the role of the family, and support for all learners. The first volume of its kind, the Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education provides comprehensive coverage on key topics in the field, including the history of early childhood teacher education programs, models for preparing early childhood educators, pedagogical approaches to supporting diverse learners, and contemporary influences on this quickly expanding area of study. Appropriate for early childhood teacher educators as well as both pre- and in-service teachers working with children from birth through 8, this handbook articulates the unique features of early childhood teacher education, highlighting the strengths and limitations of current practice as based in empirical research. It concludes by charting future directions for research with an aim to improve the preparation of early childhood educators.

Innovation and Accountability in Teacher Education

Innovation and Accountability in Teacher Education

Author: Claire Wyatt-Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811320262

Category: Education

Page: 333

View: 318

This is the foundational book for the new series, Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability. The book canvasses research, practice and policy perspectives in teacher education across diverse geographic, social and political contexts. It explores the lifespan of teacher development from initial preparation through to graduate classroom practice as it occurs in an intensifying culture of standards and regulation. The characterization of initial teacher education (ITE) in a crucible of change permeates throughout the book. The chapters open up new ways of thinking about innovation and accountability in ITE and the professionalization of teaching, exploring fundamental questions, such as “Who are the actors in teacher preparation and how do they interact? How can we learn about the quality of teacher education? Where can we hear the voices of teacher educators and preservice teachers, as well as school-based teacher educators? What are the new and emerging roles of others in teacher education who have not been involved previously, including employing authorities?” (p. 22). While the book provides responses to these and other provocative questions, it also offers new insights into innovative teacher education from a wide range of policy and practice contexts.

Innovations in Teacher Education

Innovations in Teacher Education

Author: Dennis Thiessen

Publisher: Ontario, Ministry of Education and Training

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009074993

Category: Educational innovations

Page: 133

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Innovations encompass all phases of teacher education, with emphases on induction activities for new teachers and inservice activities which create new roles for experienced ones; they involve collaborative, integrative, reflective, experiential, and inquiry-oriented practices; and they emphasize teachers as leaders in their own development and schools as learning places for all. Complex networking of institutional structures enriches school-based teacher development; other innovations aim to improve teacher education practices, and change working and learning conditions; some are guided by a vision of teachers as reformers. The report concentrates more on the state of innovative activity, with only general references to the prevalence and impact of these changes.

Encyclopedia of Language and Education

Encyclopedia of Language and Education

Author: Nancy H. Hornberger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0387328750

Category: Education

Page: 474

View: 428

In this second, fully revised edition, the 10 volume Encyclopedia of Language and Education offers the newest developments including two new volumes of research and scholarly content essential to the field of language teaching and learning in the age of globalization. In the selection of topics and contributors, the Encyclopedia reflects the depth of disciplinary knowledge, breadth of interdisciplinary perspective, and diversity of sociogeographic experience in the field. Throughout, there is an inclusion of contributions from non-English speaking and non-western parts of the world, providing truly global coverage.

Education in Nigeria

Education in Nigeria

Author: Daniel A. Nomishan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499041941

Category: Education

Page: 524

View: 840

This book, Education in Nigeria: Reflections and Global Perspectives, provides a broad overview of education in Nigeria. It recognizes the vital role education plays in the development of Nigeria and has attempted to air the concerns and call of the Nigerian public as well as educators for reform in the educational system in Nigeria. The book further recognizes that Nigerian education continues to be evolved, first into a system of Western European education and then into a global system of education. It attempts to examine the status of education in Nigeria and thereby seeks solutions by exploring Nigeria’s and global historical perspectives, current trends, and future directions regarding students and learning, teachers and teaching, the school curriculum, and administration of schools. It is expected that the comprehensive nature of the text will be beneficial to individuals in teacher preparation programs as well as those who plan to work with children in pre-kindergarten (nursery) through secondary settings. The chapter content of the book focuses on the variation of thought as to the principal objectives of educators to help students in Nigeria develop habits, skills and ideas, and help them to think. It adds to the importance of providing education to all, especially at the time when Nigeria is frankly making an effort to affirm democracy. For any nation to be truly democratic, it must maintain an educated electorate. Education prepares people to make informed decisions that affect the society. All children in Nigeria should, therefore, receive an education to prepare them to become effective members of the world society. This book seeks to examine and reflect on education in Nigeria and globally.

Successful Inclusion

Successful Inclusion

Author: Carol A. Kochhar-Bryant

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015048836145

Category: Education

Page: 250

View: 702

Written in a user-friendly tone, this text's powerful combination of versatility, practicality, and a positive message offers solid help as well as useful perspectives for those challenged to provide educational opportunities in inclusive settings. Based on the philosophy that inclusion is good for all children, Successful Inclusion moves beyond the notion of 'collaboration' to placing the primary responsibility for successful inclusion on the general education teacher and school administrators, not special education teachers. It provides numerous practical tools that help readers examine their own attitudes and beliefs about inclusion, and provides tools they can use in teaching to apply inclusion principles as well as strategies to overcome the barriers to inclusion. Presents an overview. Analyzes different perspectives on inclusion. Includes a ten step practical process. Contains data on the effectiveness of inclusion. Discusses the legal requirements for parent involvement. Introduces readers to the range of inclusion placement options. For readers with an interest in inclusion.