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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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)
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Mensah, Anthony Kofitonnymenz@gmail.comUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-65244
Date: 11 January 2016
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Human Sciences > Department Heilpädagogik und Rehabilitation
Subjects: Education
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Inclusive EducationEnglish
Date of oral exam: 11 January 2016
NameAcademic Title
Gruenke, MatthiasProf. Dr.
Refereed: Yes


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