Future directions: What is needed now for effective inclusive teacher education?

Christine Irene FORLIN

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Abstract

This chapter investigates the changed situation regarding future directions for preparing teachers for inclusion. A summary of the altered role for teachers and the expectations for them in regard to inclusive education are addressed. Two confl icting spheres of infl uence are raised whereby equity and accountability are considered as opposing pressures in preparing teachers for inclusion. An Inclusive Wheel is proffered as a metaphor for the interactive nature of many aspects of inclusion that need to be addressed simultaneously if teacher education is to be effective and to move forward. Copyright © 2012 Authors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture directions for inclusive teacher education: An international perspective
EditorsChris FORLIN
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages173-182
ISBN (Electronic)9780203113585, 9781136287343
ISBN (Print)9780415519007, 9780415518994
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Citation

Forlin, C. (2012). Future directions: What is needed now for effective inclusive teacher education? In C. Forlin (Ed.), Future directions for inclusive teacher education: An international perspective (pp. 173-182). New York: Routledge.

Keywords

  • Inclusion
  • Teacher education
  • Equity
  • Accountability
  • Standards
  • Outcomes