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Title: Parent and Teacher Attitudes Towards Inclusive Education in Nauru
Contributor(s): Page, Angela  (author)orcid ; Berman, Jeanette  (author)orcid ; Serow, Penelope  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2020-12
Early Online Version: 2020-09-01
DOI: 10.1017/jsi.2020.10
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Abstract: It is recognised that the attitudes of parents and teachers are important in supporting inclusive education in developing countries. This study involved the application of quantitative research through the administration of a survey to determine the attitudes of parents and teachers in the Republic of Nauru. The results have provided preliminary data regarding attitudes related to the emergence of inclusive education in Nauru. Parents were more positive concerning issues that relate directly to the educational benefits of their children over more general benefits of inclusion in education. At this stage, teachers report higher levels of positive attitude than parents. A more fine-grained level of analysis revealed that there is a wide range of attitudes to aspects of education for students with disabilities, and areas of expertise needed to support inclusive education. This research has provided an understanding of current parental and teacher attitudes and levels of existing teacher expertise towards inclusion that is able to inform future policy development in Nauru.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 44(2), p. 116-128
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 2515-074X
Field of Research (FOR): 130312 Special Education and Disability
130311 Pacific Peoples Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 939906 Pacific Peoples Education
939907 Special Needs Education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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