Hintz, Anna-Maria, Paal, Michael, Urton, Karolina ORCID: 0000-0002-5912-8143, Krull, Johanna ORCID: 0000-0002-9067-6770, Wilbert, Jürgen ORCID: 0000-0002-8392-2873 and Hennemann, Thomas ORCID: 0000-0003-4961-8680 (2015). Teachers' Perceptions of Opportunities and Threats Concerning Inclusive Schooling in Germany at an Early Stage of Inclusion: Analyses of a Mixed Methodology Approach. J. Cogn. Educ. Psychol., 14 (3). S. 357 - 375. NEW YORK: SPRINGER PUBLISHING CO. ISSN 1810-7621

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The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the perceived opportunities and threats of teachers working on a primary level in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany, regarding inclusive schooling. Two open-ended questions using a standardized paper-pencil-questionnaire format were administered to 452 general and 130 special education teachers. Results of descriptive and inferential statistical analyses indicated that both teacher groups expressed strong concerns related to students' educational needs and learning opportunities. Nevertheless, their perceptions differ significantly in specific categories. General education teachers anticipate inclusive schooling to improve social school climate; however, they expressed several concerns: declining teaching quality, having insufficient professional skills themselves, higher work load, and lack of resources. Their special education colleagues expected improved learning opportunities would result for all students but were worried about changes in their professional role and the political realization of inclusive schooling. Implications for practice, limitations, and the need for future research are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Urton, KarolinaUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-5912-8143UNSPECIFIED
Krull, JohannaUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-9067-6770UNSPECIFIED
Wilbert, JürgenUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-8392-2873UNSPECIFIED
Hennemann, ThomasUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0003-4961-8680UNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-419144
DOI: 10.1891/1945-8959.14.3.357
Journal or Publication Title: J. Cogn. Educ. Psychol.
Volume: 14
Number: 3
Page Range: S. 357 - 375
Date: 2015
Place of Publication: NEW YORK
ISSN: 1810-7621
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Human Sciences > Department Heilpädagogik und Rehabilitation
Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für empirische LehrerInnen- und Unterrichtsforschung (IZeF)
Subjects: Education
Uncontrolled Keywords:
EDUCATIONMultiple languages
Psychology, EducationalMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/41914


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