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Teacher education for inclusion: changing paradigms and innovative approaches

Teacher education for inclusion: changing paradigms and innovative approaches

Forlin, Chris

The focus of this international text is on innovative practices for preparing teachers to work in inclusive classrooms and schools around the world. The book considers themes including social and political challenges regarding teacher education, and innovative approaches to teacher training

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Published London: Routledge, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Chris Forlin
ISBN: 0203850874, 0415548764, 0415548772, 9780203850879, 9780415548762, 9780415548779
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xxvi, 259 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Education.; Teachers Training of.; Inclusive education Study and teaching (Higher)


  1. Part 1: Social and political challenges in teacher education for inclusion
  2. 1. Re-framing teacher education for inclusion Chris Forlin 2. Political economy, inclusive education and teacher education Roger Slee
  3. 3. Training tension in an international and intercultural context Richard Rose and Philip Garner
  4. 4. A national strategy for supporting teacher educators to prepare teachers for inclusion Chris Forlin and Thi Nguyet Dinh
  5. Part 2: Innovative approaches for initial teacher preparation
  6. 5. Reforming initial teacher education: a necessary but not sufficient condition for developing inclusive practice Martyn Rouse
  7. 6. A content-infused approach to preservice teacher preparation for inclusive education Tim Loreman
  8. 7. Inclusive professional learning schools Federico Waitoller and Elizabeth Kolzeski
  9. 8. Initial teacher education and inclusion: a triad of inclusive experiences Dianne Chambers and Chris Forlin
  10. 9. Fostering empathy and understanding: a longitudinal case study pedagogy Kate Scorgie
  11. 10. Preparing teachers to work with parents and families of learners with SEN in inclusive schools Garry Hornby
  12. 11. Using reflective practices for preparation of preservice teacher for inclusive classrooms Umesh Sharma
  13. 12. Preparing preservice teachers for effective co-teaching in inclusive classrooms
  14. Mian Wang and Paul Fitch
  15. 13. Teacher education online: towards inclusive virtual learning communities Paul Bartolo
  16. 14. Evaluating inclusive teacher education programs: a flexible framework Spencer Salend
  17. Part 3: Professional learning for practising teachers
  18. 15. Modelling and guiding inclusive practices: a challenge for postgraduate educators Adrian Ashman
  19. 16. Humanizing online learning: ways of engaging teachers in contemporary understandings and practices Phyllis Jones
  20. 17. Attending to diversity: a professional learning program in Mexico Ismael Garci and Todd Fletcher
  21. 18. Engaging teachers in supporting positive student behavior change Robert Conway 19. Professional learning as collaborative inquiry: working together for impact
  22. Joanne Deppeler
  23. 20. A four-ply model of professional development for inclusive education Elizabeth O'Gorman
  24. 21. Including students with special educational needs in professional learning for teachers Leena Kaikkonen
  25. 22. Initial teacher training to meet the needs of students with disabilities who are culturally and linguistically diverse Elizabeth West
  26. 23. Cooperative action research for inclusive education and professional learning in a "Learning in Regular Classrooms" school Huan Song
  27. 24. A model professional learning program for enhancing the competency of students with special needs Penee Kuntavong Narot and Surwaree Sivabeadya
  28. 25. Upskilling all mainstream teachers: What is viable? Kuen-Fung Sin, Kok-Wai Tsang, Chung-Yee Poon and Chi-Leung Lai
  29. 26. Future direction for teacher education for inclusion Chris Forlin

Author note

Chris Forlinis Professor of Special and Inclusive Education at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. She has also edited Reform, Inclusion and Teacher Education: Towards a New Era of Special Education in the Asia-Pacific region(Routledge, 2008).