Can a competence or standards model facilitate an inclusive approach to teacher education?

Anne Moran

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    The paper seeks to determine whether programmes of initial teacher education (ITE) can contribute to the development of beginning teachers' inclusive attitudes, values and practices. The majority of ITE programmes are based on government prescribed competence or standards frameworks, which are underpinned by Codes of Professional Values. It is these value statements, which will form the focus of the research, alongside the views of ITE tutors. Since the professional values and practices element is integral to the teacher education framework, it is inevitable that a rather utilitarian approach has been adopted, both to the specification and development of the values statements.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)45-61
    JournalInternational Journal of Inclusive Education
    Issue number1
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Feb 2009


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