Are teachers ready for inclusion? What is appropriate teacher education?
Traditional approaches to inclusive education focused on learners with disabilities. Modern approaches, however, conceptualise inclusion in terms of providing educational equity and equality of access for all students within the same regular school system.
Future Directions for Inclusive Teacher Education provides a wealth of ideas about how to support teachers to become inclusive through the application of positive training approaches. Written by some of the most influential internationally acknowledged experts in teacher education for inclusion and highly experienced researchers, together the authors provide a plethora of ideas for teacher educators to ensure that their training is pertinent, accessible, and futures-orientated.
This up to date and accessible book combines three key areas related to teacher education for inclusion, which provide:
This highly topical text will support all teaching professionals, educational systems, and schools in their transformation of inclusive teacher education.
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Global perspectives on teacher education for inclusion
OLLI–PEKKA MALINEN AND HANNU SAVOLAINEN
KATHLEEN TAIT AND LAWRENCE MUNDIA
MICHAEL M. GERBER
Diversity and its challenges
GWANG–JO KIM AND JOHAN LINDEBERG
WILMA VIALLE AND KAREN B. ROGERS
BECKY FRANCIS, YUK–YEE LUK–FONG AND CHRISTINE SKELTON
CATHY LITTLE AND DAVID EVANS
NUR AISHAH HANUN, WAYNE HAMMOND AND KAMARULZAMAN KAMARUDDIN
Future directions: What is needed now?
RENATO OPERTTI, JAYNE BRADY and LEANA DUNCOMBE
AMANDA WATKINS AND VERITY DONNELLY
KUEN–FUNG SIN AND SIN–YEE LAW