Teacher Education For Inclusion: Changing Paradigms And Innovative Approaches by Chris ForlinTeacher Education For Inclusion: Changing Paradigms And Innovative Approaches by Chris Forlin

Teacher Education For Inclusion: Changing Paradigms And Innovative Approaches

EditorChris Forlin

Paperback | August 7, 2010

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How teachers might best be prepared to work in schools with an increasingly diverse pupil population is of concern to educational academics, professionals and governments around the world. Changes that have taken place in legislation and practice often fail to taken into account how practitioners can ensure that all children and young people are able to achieve.

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.

Teacher Education for Inclusion: Changing Paradigms and Innovative Approachesis essential reading for practising teacher educators, school leaders, university lecturers in education and post graduate students.

Chris Forlinis Professor of Special and Inclusive Education at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. She has also editedReform, Inclusion and Teacher Education: Towards a New Era of Special Education in the Asia-Pacific region(Routledge, 2008).
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Title:Teacher Education For Inclusion: Changing Paradigms And Innovative ApproachesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:August 7, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415548772

ISBN - 13:9780415548779

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Social and political challenges in teacher education for inclusion  1. Re-framing teacher education for inclusion Chris Forlin 2. Political economy, inclusive education and teacher educationRoger Slee  3. Training tension in an international and intercultural contextRichard Rose and Philip Garner  4. A national strategy for supporting teacher educators to prepare teachers for inclusionChris Forlin and Thi Nguyet Dinh Part 2: Innovative approaches for initial teacher preparation  5. Reforming initial teacher education: a necessary but not sufficient condition for developing inclusive practiceMartyn Rouse  6. A content'infused approach to preservice teacher preparation for inclusive educationTim Loreman  7. Inclusive professional learning schoolsFederico Waitoller and Elizabeth Kolzeski  8. Initial teacher education and inclusion: a triad of inclusive experiencesDianne Chambers and Chris Forlin  9. Fostering empathy and understanding: a longitudinal case study pedagogy Kate Scorgie  10. Preparing teachers to work with parents and families of learners with SEN in inclusive schoolsGarry Hornby  11. Using reflective practices for preparation of preservice teacher for inclusive classroomsUmesh Sharma  12. Preparing preservice teachers for effective co-teaching in inclusive classrooms Mian Wang and Paul Fitch  13. Teacher education online: towards inclusive virtual learning communitiesPaul Bartolo  14. Evaluating inclusive teacher education programs: a flexible frameworkSpencer Salend Part 3: Professional learning for practising teachers  15. Modelling and guiding inclusive practices: a challenge for postgraduate educatorsAdrian Ashman  16. Humanizing online learning: ways of engaging teachers in contemporary understandings and practicesPhyllis Jones  17. Attending to diversity: a professional learning program in MexicoIsmael Garci and Todd Fletcher  18. Engaging teachers in supporting positive student behavior changeRobert Conway  19. Professional learning as collaborative inquiry: working together for impact  Joanne Deppeler 20. A four'ply model of professional development for inclusive educationElizabeth O'Gorman  21. Including students with special educational needs in professional learning for teachersLeena Kaikkonen  22. Initial teacher training to meet the needs of students with disabilities who are culturally and linguistically diverse Elizabeth West  23. Cooperative action research for inclusive education and professional learning in a "Learning in Regular Classrooms" schoolHuan Song  24. A model professional learning program for enhancing the competency of students with special needsPenee Kuntavong Narot and Surwaree Sivabeadya  25. Upskilling all mainstream teachers: What is viable?Kuen-Fung Sin, Kok-Wai Tsang, Chung-Yee Poon and Chi-Leung Lai  26. Future direction for teacher education for inclusionChris Forlin