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Cross-cultural Analysis of Teacher Perspectives and Preparedness for Inclusive Education in Ghana and Germany:Implications for Teacher Education

Mensah, Anthony Kofi (2016) Cross-cultural Analysis of Teacher Perspectives and Preparedness for Inclusive Education in Ghana and Germany:Implications for Teacher Education. PhD thesis, Universität zu Köln.

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    Abstract

    Developments in special and inclusive education in particular and education in general show similar trajectories across countries, that underscores the need for cross-cultural studies (Mitchell, 2010). Teachers as one of the major stakeholders in the successful implementation of inclusive education have the responsibility of teaching in the regular classroom. The purpose of this cross-sectional survey was to investigate the status of teacher preparedness for inclusive education in Ghana and Germany and its implications for teacher education. A survey instrument made up of Likert-type Survey statements and Open-ended items were administered to (n=212) respondents from Ghana and Germany that constituted the sample size for the study. The English and German Versions of the instrument were subjected to Factor Analysis and Reliability Coefficient which yielded 0.8 and 0.9 respectively for Ghana and Germany samples using the Cronbach alpha index. The Quantitative data was subjected to descriptive statistical analysis using multiple comparison procedures and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The open-ended responses which provided additional insights into the responses, yielded qualitative data that was also analysed using Constant Comparison Analysis. The Analyses revealed a number of findings that have implications for teacher education, in the light of which, some recommendations are made.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
    Creators:
    CreatorsEmail
    Mensah, Anthony Kofitonnymenz@gmail.com
    URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-65244
    Subjects: Education
    Uncontrolled Keywords:
    KeywordsLanguage
    Inclusive EducationEnglish
    Faculty: Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät
    Divisions: Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät > Department für Heilpädagogik und Rehabilitation
    Language: English
    Date: 11 January 2016
    Date Type: Publication
    Date of oral exam: 11 January 2016
    Full Text Status: Public
    Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2016 16:43:09
    Referee
    NameAcademic Title
    Gruenke, MatthiasProf. Dr.
    URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/6524

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