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Field testing the Inclusive Teaching Rubric (ITR): Assessing the effectiveness of the ITR in the development of the knowledge, skills, and values of inclusive education in pre -service teachers


2000 2000

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Abstract (summary)

The Inclusive Teaching Rubric (ITR) is an instructional/assessment tool developed to facilitate the preparation of student teachers for inclusive settings. The ITR is made up of five frames: Preparation, Presentation, Instruction, Management, and Foundations. Each frame of the ITR is a self-contained rubric that serves as a guide for students to use in developing lesson plans, and managing the classroom, for increasing self-efficacy and reflective practice.

The purpose of this study was to determine the utility and value of the ITR. Student teachers and supervisors at five universities and colleges in New York State field tested the ITR. The study used a mixed-methods design including pre- and posttests, survey responses from supervisors and students, e-mail communication, student teacher focus groups, and in-depth supervisor interviews to determine the effect of the ITR on student knowledge, teaching practice, sense of efficacy, and reflective practice during practicum in inclusive classrooms, as well as its usefulness for supervisors.

Results of this research found that implementation of educational change, in this case the use of the ITR, is a complex process. In addition to underscoring the difficulty of educational change, the field testing of the ITR exposed conceptual and language differences between general and special educators. These differences preclude a shared knowledge base as well as a shared educational philosophy necessary to the move from a segregated model of education to an inclusive one. The results of this study have direct implications for future teacher preparation.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Teacher education;
Special education
Classification
0530: Teacher education
0529: Special education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Inclusive Teaching Rubric; Inclusive education; Instrument evaluation; Preservice teachers
Title
Field testing the Inclusive Teaching Rubric (ITR): Assessing the effectiveness of the ITR in the development of the knowledge, skills, and values of inclusive education in pre -service teachers
Author
Pace, Darra Ann
Number of pages
169
Publication year
2000
Degree date
2000
School code
0086
Source
DAI-A 61/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780599990234, 0599990236
Advisor
Osterman, Karen
University/institution
Hofstra University
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
9991727
ProQuest document ID
304595996
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304595996
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