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Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies

Volume 25, Number 4

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Preparing teachers for inclusive classrooms

    Anne Jordan, Eileen Schwartz & Donna McGhie-Richmond

    Effective teaching skills consist of high levels of student engagement based on good classroom and time management skills; the ability to scaffold learning that is adapted to students' current... More

    pp. 535-542

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  2. Using teachers' prior knowledge, attitudes and beliefs to develop in-service teacher education courses for inclusion

    Simoni Symeonidou & Helen Phtiaka

    This paper examines one important dimension of inclusive education: the development of in-service teacher education courses. Using an example from Cyprus, it discusses the issue of contextualizing ... More

    pp. 543-550

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  3. Resistance and discursive practice: Promoting advocacy in teacher undergraduate and graduate programmes

    Susan Peters & D. Kim Reid

    Building on previous work in the areas of resistance and discursive practice, we explore their interrelations, interactions, and possibilities for advocacy of/by and for diverse disabled students... More

    pp. 551-558

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  4. Using activity theory to understand prospective teachers' attitudes to and construction of special educational needs and/or disabilities

    Sue Pearson

    Appropriate professional development, including that initial teacher training, is regarded as a cornerstone of the development of inclusive education. This research is concerned with prospective... More

    pp. 559-568

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  5. Collaborative teaching for teacher educators—What does the research say?

    Ann I. Nevin, Jacqueline S. Thousand & Richard A. Villa

    In this paper, the literature related to collaboration in teacher education programmes is reviewed. The authors discuss the benefits for teacher educators who collaboratively plan and develop team-... More

    pp. 569-574

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  6. A framework for conducting research on collaborative teacher education

    Marleen C. Pugach & Linda P. Blanton

    The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework for conducting research on teacher education programmes that practise collaboration between special and general education faculty to advance... More

    pp. 575-582

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  7. Redesigning the preparation of all teachers within the framework of an integrated program model

    Michael L. Hardman

    It is incumbent on universities to reflect current research on effective teacher preparation and respond to the changing needs of the 21st century. These needs include the knowledge and skills to... More

    pp. 583-587

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  8. Discourses of inclusion in initial teacher education: Unravelling a New Zealand ‘number eight wire’ knot

    John O'Neill, Roseanna Bourke & Alison Kearney

    Institutional politics and diversity of ideological positions create challenges for teaching staff with polarised beliefs about inclusive education. This paper provides a methodological... More

    pp. 588-593

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  9. The inclusive practice project in Scotland: Teacher education for inclusive education

    Lani Florian & Martyn Rouse

    While differences in national contexts are associated with variations in how teachers are trained and school systems are organised, the conceptual and philosophical problems of equity and inclusion... More

    pp. 594-601

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  10. The difficulties of inclusive pedagogy for initial teacher education and some thoughts on the way forward

    Donald McIntyre

    In most western countries, the problems of effective university-controlled and largely university-based initial teacher education (ITE) have been apparent for many decades: whatever is achieved in ... More

    pp. 602-608

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