The Effects of the Preschool Inclusion Program on Teacher Outcomes in Turkey


SUCUOĞLU N. B. , BAKKALOĞLU H., Akalin S., DEMİR Ş., İŞCEN KARASU F.

JOURNAL OF EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER EDUCATION, cilt.36, ss.324-341, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/10901027.2015.1105328
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.324-341

Özet

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a teacher training program on teacher outcomes. The teachers' knowledge and attitudes regarding inclusion, classroom management strategies, and their relationships with children both with and without disabilities were evaluated using self-report instruments. In addition, their classroom behaviors were evaluated by independent observers. The teacher education program included a variety of topics related to inclusion and effective strategies for inclusive classrooms. The data were collected prior to the education, after the completion of the program, and 6months afterwards. The results indicated that the teacher program seemed to have moderate-to-large effects on all teacher outcomes, but the changes in their classroom behaviors were minimal.