Issues of inclusive education in the 21st century

Christine Irene FORLIN

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Abstract

There are many associated with the implementation of inclusive education in the international arena. Of key importance is the impact on the role of teachers and their capacity to enact the philosopy in an effective way. Considering the current effectiveness of teacher preparation for inclusion, preliminary data were collected from a university in Japan to identify the perceptions of pre-service teachers regarding inclusion and their perceived self-efficacy in being able to implement it. The discussion focuses on a range of initiates to help overcome some of the challenges faced to implementing effective inclusive education. Consideration is given to reforming education systems to become inclusive; removing barriers to inclusion; restructuring schools for inclusion; preparing teachers; and the role of universities in teacher education. Copyright © 2013 広島大學大學院教育學研究科學習開発學講座.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-81
JournalJournal of Learning Science
Volume6
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

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Citation

Forlin, C. (2013). Issues of inclusive education in the 21st century. Journal of Learning Science, 6, 67-81.

Keywords

  • Inclusive education
  • Pre-service teachers
  • Teacher training
  • Disability
  • Japan