The construction of an institute-school-community partnership of teacher education for inclusion

Kuen Fung SIN, Sin Yee Angelina LAW

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Abstract

This chapter proposes an Institute-School-Community partnership of teacher education for addressing the needs of teacher education for inclusion. It is argued that although the Education Bureau (EDB) has organized different kinds of programs involving teacher education institutions and special schools to enhance the professional development of teachers, the lack of coordination among differ-ent parties reduces the effectiveness of that training. More importantly, teachers who have taken structured courses in catering for diversity at teacher educa-tion institutions still have great difficulty in implementing inclusive education at the school level because of the lack of acceptance of diversity in the schools. In addition to the community effort, it is suggested that collaboration among teacher education institutions, schools and the community is needed to work in the same direction to empower teachers to achieve the crucial mission of inclusive education. Copyright © 2012 the authors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture directions for inclusive teacher education: An international perspective
EditorsChris FORLIN
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages203-211
ISBN (Electronic)9780203113585, 9781136287343
ISBN (Print)9780415519007, 9780415518994
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Citation

Sin, K.-f., & Law, S.-y. (2012). The construction of an institute-school-community partnership of teacher education for inclusion. In C. Forlin (Ed.), Future directions for inclusive teacher education: An international perspective (pp.203-211). New York: Routledge.

Keywords

  • Catering for diversity
  • Teacher education for inclusion
  • Tripartite partnership
  • Teacher empowerment
  • Whole school approach
  • Institute-school-community

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