Improving teachers' self-efficacy for inclusive practices in Macau, China

Chih Nuo Grace CHAO, Kuen Fung SIN

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Abstract

The present research investigates Macau SAR teachers’ perceptions on the professional training preparing them for inclusive education. The study’s objective was specifically to examine the impact of teacher training on teacher self-efficacy in managing student behaviour, working collaboratively, providing inclusive instructions and teaching and learning strategies for students with special education needs (SEN). Results specified that knowledge of legislation and policy, confidence and experience in teaching students with SEN were significant predictors of teacher self-efficacy. The implications are in relation to how training programs for inclusive education can uphold teachers’ competences to become highly effective inclusive practitioners in continued programs of up skilling that addresses the specific aspects of working with SEN that perceived self-efficacy need to be addressed. Copyright © 2019 All Academic, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

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self-efficacy
special education
China
teacher
student
teaching strategy
learning strategy
teacher training
training program
education
confidence
legislation
instruction
Teaching
experience

Citation

Chao, C. N. G., & Sin, K. F. K. (2018, April). Improving teachers' self-efficacy for inclusive practices in Macau, China. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 2018 (AERA 2018), New York Hilton Midtown, New York, US.