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The Effect of School-based Practice on Student Teachers' Attitudes Towards Inclusion in Northern Ireland.

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Lambe, Jacqueline and Bones, Robert (2007) The Effect of School-based Practice on Student Teachers' Attitudes Towards Inclusion in Northern Ireland. Journal of Education for Teaching, International Research and Pedagogy, 33 (1). pp. 99-113. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/026074700601098389

Abstract

This study seeks to discover the attitudes to inclusion of those about to embark on initial teachereducation in Northern Ireland and the extent to which an extended teaching practice in a nonselectiveplacement school can influence attitude change. A cohort of 125 student teachersresponded to a survey that explored their attitudes towards a range of issues relating to inclusiveeducation in the context of Northern Ireland. The findings indicate that student teachers inNorthern Ireland show positive attitudes towards the principles of inclusion, with teaching practiceexperience in a non-selective school appearing to confirm and increase these positive attitudes.However, despite displaying increasingly positive attitudes towards inclusion post-teachingpractice, there are indications that student teachers continue to show strong attachment tocurrent organisational practices strongly related to academic selection.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Psychology Research Institute > Behavioural Neuroscience & Behavioural Analysis
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
ID Code:9627
Deposited By:Dr Jacqueline Lambe
Deposited On:04 Feb 2010 15:56
Last Modified:13 Mar 2012 16:36

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