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Perceived efficacy of teachers in Macao and their alacrity to engage with inclusive education

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Title
Perceived efficacy of teachers in Macao and their alacrity to engage with inclusive education
Abstract
This paper reports findings of a mixed methods study examining private school teachers’ perceptions of efficacy in dealing with the challenges presented by inclusive education in Macao. This is highly pertinent after the Government invited consultation to propose changes to amendments of the Decree Law of 1996 concerning the education of students with Special Education Needs (SEN) which will likely see private schools being required to accept these students in the future. Within the context of teacher preparedness for inclusive education, the study found that a number of teachers felt that they were not at all prepared to teach students with SEN. Whilst some teachers suggested that they lacked skills and knowledge in teaching in inclusive classrooms, some felt overwhelmed with the challenges. The teachers proposed that they would need to know how to provide instructional adaptations and modifications to support students with SEN. Implications for continuous development of teacher training and education are discussed within the context of improving teacher efficacy and how private school teachers could better respond to the challenges of inclusive education in Macao.
Publication
International Journal of Inclusive Education
Volume
23
Issue
1
Pages
93-108
Date
January 2, 2019
DOI
10.1080/13603116.2018.1514762
ISSN
1360-3116
Accessed
2/17/21, 9:36 AM
Library Catalog
Taylor and Francis+NEJM
Extra
Publisher: Routledge _eprint: https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2018.1514762
Citation
Monteiro, E., Kuok, A., Correia, A., Forlin, C., & Teixeira, V. (2019). Perceived efficacy of teachers in Macao and their alacrity to engage with inclusive education. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 23(1), 93–108. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2018.1514762
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