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An examination of Chinese preservice and inservice early childhood teachers' perspectives on the importance and feasibility of the implementation of key characteristics of quality inclusion
Hu, Bi Ying1; Wu, Hui Ping1,2; Su, Xue Yun3; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth4
2017
Source PublicationINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
ISSN1360-3116
Volume21Issue:2Pages:187-204
AbstractThe Chinese Preschool Inclusion Survey, which is an adaptation of Odom et al. [2004. 'Preschool inclusion in the United States: A review of research from an ecological systems perspective'. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs 4 (1): 17-149] a list of the features of quality preschools, was given to 234 preservice teachers and 307 inservice teachers in a large Chinese province so as to examine whether early childhood education (ECE) teachers agree on the key characteristics of high quality inclusion in terms of importance and feasibility. One significant finding of the study is that both preservice and inservice teachers highly ranked the importance of the key characteristics of high quality inclusion in ECE settings, yet both ECE teachers ranked the feasibility of implementing the key characteristics lower. Additionally, two factors that influenced preservice teachers' perceived importance and feasibility of inclusion were years of study and courses related to special education, and five factors that influenced inservice teachers' perceived inclusion beliefs were bianzhi, certification, years of teaching, opportunities for professional development and degree. Teacher education reform is called upon to affect change in terms of creating positive beliefs regarding high quality inclusion services and implementation of effective practices in stronger, collaborative support systems for Chinese children with special needs and their families. Implications for policy, professional development, and teacher education reform are provided.
KeywordEarly childhood inclusion quality preservice teachers inservice teachers China
DOI10.1080/13603116.2016.1193563
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Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaEducation & Educational Research
WOS SubjectEducation & Educational Research
WOS IDWOS:000397214100006
PublisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Affiliation1.Univ Macau, Fac Educ, Macau, Peoples R China;
2.Fujian Normal Univ, Coll Math & Comp Sci, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, Peoples R China;
3.East China Normal Univ, Fac Educ, Shanghai, Peoples R China;
4.Univ Cent Florida, Coll Educ & Human Performance, Language Arts & Literacy Educ, Orlando, FL 32816 USA
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Hu, Bi Ying,Wu, Hui Ping,Su, Xue Yun,et al. An examination of Chinese preservice and inservice early childhood teachers' perspectives on the importance and feasibility of the implementation of key characteristics of quality inclusion[J]. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION,2017,21(2):187-204.
APA Hu, Bi Ying,Wu, Hui Ping,Su, Xue Yun,&Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth.(2017).An examination of Chinese preservice and inservice early childhood teachers' perspectives on the importance and feasibility of the implementation of key characteristics of quality inclusion.INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION,21(2),187-204.
MLA Hu, Bi Ying,et al."An examination of Chinese preservice and inservice early childhood teachers' perspectives on the importance and feasibility of the implementation of key characteristics of quality inclusion".INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION 21.2(2017):187-204.
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