Preparing teachers for inclusive education in Cyprus

Angelides, Panayiotis and Stylianou, Tasoula and Gibbs, Paul (2006) Preparing teachers for inclusive education in Cyprus. Teaching and Teacher Education, 22 (4). pp. 513-522. ISSN 0742-051X

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Abstract

In this study, we explore the following questions: (a) How do Cyprus universities that educate teachers respond to the challenge of inclusive education? Are the programmes of these institutions designed on the basis of the principles of inclusive education? What are the barriers that prevent student teachers to develop inclusive practices? How universities could help their student teachers to develop inclusive practices? These questions were investigated through qualitative data. In particular, the case study of a higher education institution in Cyprus was developed. The analysis of these data indicates certain factors that act as barriers in the development of inclusive practices by student teachers. These factors are related to the curricula, the notion of inclusion and to the different levels of culture. Developing these factors, we present at the same time particular suggestions for overcoming these barriers.

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Research Areas:Institute for Work Based Learning
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