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ERIC Number: EJ1192214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0885-6257
A Mixed-Methods Approach to Developing an Understanding of Teachers' Attitudes and Their Enactment of Inclusive Education
Engelbrecht, Petra; Savolainen, Hannu
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v33 n5 p660-676 2018
This research sought to develop an understanding of teachers' attitudes, sense of self-efficacy and approach to enacting inclusive education in their classrooms in two diverse countries. A mixed-methods research design guided the data collection and analysis. This article focuses on how quantitative and qualitative research approaches were used sequentially and how the findings were finally merged to provide more comprehensive insight into different aspects of teachers' sometimes contradictory attitudes and approaches to implementing inclusive education. The meta-inferences presented here indicate that merging measurements and meanings can shed light on how teachers' attitudes and self-efficacy within the implementation of inclusive education are multi-faceted, non-linear and connected to their cultural--historical contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa; Finland