Examining Pre-Service Teacher Preparation For Inclusive Education In Ghana

ABSTRACT

The study examined pre-service Teacher Preparation in terms of

theoretical knowledge and practical experience towards Inclusive Education in

Ghana. This was premised on the argument that teacher preparation should be a

key consideration in the implementation of inclusive education.

A descriptive survey research design was adopted using a sample of 300

student-teachers randomly selected from 3 Colleges of Education in Ghana. A

questionnaire was used to gather the data. The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for

the reliability of the instrument was 0.82. Percentages and frequencies were used

as statistical indexes to analyse the result.

The findings revealed that prospective teachers in the Colleges of

Education in Ghana knew about the concept of inclusive education and were also

knowledgeable about some inclusion issues such as parental involvement. They

also had the skill to identify some pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in

their classrooms during their teaching practice and also adapted the regular school

curriculum to meet their needs.

The researcher however, recommended that the Special Education Division

should ensure that trainee teachers are adequately prepared in simple approaches

to identify, support and assist children with special educational needs in regular

schools. Additionally, student-teachers should be assisted to identify children with

special educational needs (SEN) in their classrooms during their practical

teaching and be able to provide the needed support to meet their needs.

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APA

OPOKU–NKOOM, I (2021). Examining Pre-Service Teacher Preparation For Inclusive Education In Ghana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/examining-pre-service-teacher-preparation-for-inclusive-education-in-ghana

MLA 8th

OPOKU–NKOOM, ISAAC "Examining Pre-Service Teacher Preparation For Inclusive Education In Ghana" Afribary. Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/examining-pre-service-teacher-preparation-for-inclusive-education-in-ghana. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

MLA7

OPOKU–NKOOM, ISAAC . "Examining Pre-Service Teacher Preparation For Inclusive Education In Ghana". Afribary, Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021. Web. 21 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/examining-pre-service-teacher-preparation-for-inclusive-education-in-ghana >.

Chicago

OPOKU–NKOOM, ISAAC . "Examining Pre-Service Teacher Preparation For Inclusive Education In Ghana" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/examining-pre-service-teacher-preparation-for-inclusive-education-in-ghana