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Title: Who is responsible for vulnerable pupils? The attitudes of teacher candidates in Serbia and Slovenia
Authors: Pecek M.
Macura, Sunčica
Journal: European Journal of Teacher Education
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2012
Abstract: In the ongoing trend towards inclusive education, initial teacher education programmes must ensure that prospective teachers are prepared to teach all pupils effectively. The study presented in this paper aimed to explore the attitudes of teacher candidates in Serbia and Slovenia towards responsibility for the teaching and learning of vulnerable pupils in mainstream elementary schools. Using a quantitative approach, the study sought to elicit teacher candidates' views about division of responsibility for the academic achievement and additional support of vulnerable pupils and their views on the factors that most affect learning difficulties in those pupils. Our findings indicate that teacher candidates' feelings of responsibility are unlikely to help when instructing vulnerable pupils. The implications of these findings are discussed and we suggest several ways to improve teacher education programmes to promote inclusive education based on the concept of quality education for all. © 2012 Copyright Association for Teacher Education in Europe.
Type: Article
DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2012.686105
ISSN: 02619768
SCOPUS: 84864706122
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Education, Jagodina
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