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Original article | Turkish Journal of Teacher Education 2013, Vol. 2(1) 36-46

Botswana PGDE Student Teachers’ Attitude towards Inclusive Education: Implication for Teacher Education

Mpho Otukile-Mongwaketse, Sourav Mukhopadhyay

pp. 36 - 46   |  Manu. Number: turkish journal of t

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Abstract

The purpose of this exploratory mixed methods study was to investigate perceptions of Post Graduate
Diploma in Education (PGDE) student-teachers of the University of Botswana towards inclusion of learners with
Special Educational Needs (SENs) in regular schools. We were also interested in a) the level of preparation and
confidence associated with inclusion of learners with SENs in regular secondary schools in Botswana and (b) the
effectiveness of an introductory awareness course in preparing PGDE students in including learners with SENs,
c) suggestions for improving the course. Data were collected using self-administered questionnaire that
contained both Likert scale and open ended questions. Forty-seven out of 50 PGDE student teachers participated
in this research and completed a questionnaire at the beginning and at the end of an introductory course on
special education. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were carried-out to find the differences in their
beliefs towards inclusion of learners with SENs in the regular classrooms. Findings indicated that there was a
significant difference in the students’ attitudinal scores towards inclusion of learners with SENs between pre-and
post-teaching.
 

Keywords: Inclusive education, special educational needs, teacher preparation, mixed method research


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Otukile-Mongwaketse, M. & Mukhopadhyay, S. (2013). Botswana PGDE Student Teachers’ Attitude towards Inclusive Education: Implication for Teacher Education. Turkish Journal of Teacher Education, 2(1), 36-46.

Harvard
Otukile-Mongwaketse, M. and Mukhopadhyay, S. (2013). Botswana PGDE Student Teachers’ Attitude towards Inclusive Education: Implication for Teacher Education. Turkish Journal of Teacher Education, 2(1), pp. 36-46.

Chicago 16th edition
Otukile-Mongwaketse, Mpho and Sourav Mukhopadhyay (2013). "Botswana PGDE Student Teachers’ Attitude towards Inclusive Education: Implication for Teacher Education". Turkish Journal of Teacher Education 2 (1):36-46.

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