David J. Connor

Contemplating Teachers’ Disposition and Pedagogical Skills within Inclusive Classrooms: Responsibilities of, and Implications for, Teacher Education Programs and In-Service Professional Development

Shortlink: https://www.waxmann.com/artikelART102381
.doi: https://doi.org/10.31244/dds.2018.01.06

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Abstract

In this article I advocate using Disability Studies in Education as a discipline to inform work about inclusive education. Second, I discuss teacher (1) dispositions (beliefs and responsibilities) about human differences; (2) skills in pedagogical flexibility; and, (3) ability to collaborate with others, as the critical areas necessary for creating and maintaining inclusive classrooms. Third, I pose questions to serve as a springboard for further discussions about inclusive education regarding teacher educators’ responsibilities to preservice and in-service teachers.

Keywords
inclusion, inclusive education, pedagogy, collaborative teaching, disability studies