TEACHER'S OPINION ABOUT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN TEACHING INTEGRATED NATURAL SCIENCES

Stanko Cvjetićanin, Branko Anđić

DOI Number
10.22190/TEME1704999C
First page
999
Last page
1016

Abstract


This paper analyzes the problems which primary school teachers face during these science lessons and their willingness for professional development to enable themselves to implement the inclusion model in teaching science in primary schools. The research included 332 primary school teachers. The data was collected using a survey and analyzed by comparative and descriptive methods. It showed that the initial professional development program enabled teachers to gain some general knowledge about the inclusion model, but it did not qualified them for applying this model in integrated science teaching in primary schools. Teachers believe that science should be taught by qualified science teachers who have some experience with the inclusion model. Teachers also want to improve their knowledge through further professional trainings. They are faced with a lack of cooperation with institutions which deal with inclusive education, the lack of adequate literature on the inclusion model and its implementation in science teaching, as well as a variety of financial and technical barriers. They want to gain knowledge about the inclusion model, so that they can apply it during their science lessons.


Keywords

integrated science, inclusion, teacher, primary school, Serbia.

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