Predictors of improved teaching efficacy following basic training for inclusion in Hong Kong

Christine Irene FORLIN, Umesh SHARMA, Tim LOREMAN

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Abstract

This study examined teaching efficacy for inclusive practice in a pre-post matched-sample of 737 teachers in Hong Kong taking a basic university-level course in inclusive education. The results demonstrate that regardless of demographic variables such a course is effective in improving teacher efficacy for inclusive practice, with female teachers making larger gains in the area of managing behaviour when compared to their male counterparts. Further, increased knowledge of legislation and policy, and a reduction in concerns about inclusive teaching were found to be the major predictors of improved teaching efficacy for inclusive practice. Copyright © 2013 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)718-730
JournalInternational Journal of Inclusive Education
Volume18
Issue number7
Early online dateAug 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Citation

Forlin, C., Sharma, U., & Loreman, T. (2014). Predictors of improved teaching efficacy following basic training for inclusion in Hong Kong. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 18(7), 718-730.

Keywords

  • Inclusive education
  • Special education
  • Special education needs
  • Education policy
  • Educational leadership

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