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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2021, Vol. 17(2) 406-429

Who and How Do I Include? A Case Study on Teachers’ Inclusive Education Practices

Ruhan Karadağ Yılmaz & Emir Yeganeh

pp. 406 - 429   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2021.332.25   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2009-25-0003.R2

Published online: April 07, 2021  |   Number of Views: 73  |  Number of Download: 126


Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions and practices of teachers about inclusive education and to propose solutions to the problems experienced by the teachers in the light of the study findings. The study was carried out by qualitative research approach and case study design was used. The participants of the study consisted of 20 primary school teachers who worked in public schools in the 2019-2020 academic year and participated voluntarily in this study. Data were analyzed through descriptive analysis technique. As a result of this study it was found that the teachers experienced a lack of conceptual clarity regarding the definition of inclusive education and a great majority of them focused on the main philosophy of inclusiveness, yet few of them attempted to relate inclusiveness to instructional practices. Moreover, the findings revealed that the teachers did not perform activities directed to the application of inclusive education in their classes and that they had different expectations from the Turkish Ministry of National Education, school administrations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and parents.

Keywords: Inclusive Education, Individual Differences, Learning Needs, Inclusive Education Applications


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APA 6th edition
Yilmaz, R.K. & Yeganeh, E. (2021). Who and How Do I Include? A Case Study on Teachers’ Inclusive Education Practices . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(2), 406-429. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2021.332.25

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Yilmaz, R. and Yeganeh, E. (2021). Who and How Do I Include? A Case Study on Teachers’ Inclusive Education Practices . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(2), pp. 406-429.

Chicago 16th edition
Yilmaz, Ruhan Karadag and Emir Yeganeh (2021). "Who and How Do I Include? A Case Study on Teachers’ Inclusive Education Practices ". International Journal of Progressive Education 17 (2):406-429. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2021.332.25.

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