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Teacher Isolation And The Inclusion Of Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Bridging The Divide, Mitchell Graeme Coates Jan 2019

Teacher Isolation And The Inclusion Of Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Bridging The Divide, Mitchell Graeme Coates

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Both researchers and clinicians have observed an apparent increase in the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in current and upcoming student populations (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016; CDC, 2018). In response to these findings, the Australian Federal Government and Queensland Government have policies in place to support students in inclusive general education settings for children with ASD. The purpose of this study was to develop a more sophisticated understanding of expectations of teacher capacity to implement the inclusive practices required in Queensland educational policy, and the actual capacity of teaching staff to support their students with ASD in one ...


Learning Walks : Teacher Professional Development At One Nsw School, Michelle Scott Jan 2018

Learning Walks : Teacher Professional Development At One Nsw School, Michelle Scott

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This is a qualitative ethnographic study that investigated key factors that influenced teachers as they participated in a school-based collaborative model of professional development (PD) called ‘Learning Walks’. The data showed that teachers valued having trusting and respectful relationships between one another and with school leaders and that teachers expected to have a clear understanding of the purpose of the PD. These factors shaped teacher perception. These findings contribute to the research on Learning Walks as a form of collaborative PD and thereby can support research into and implementation of similar initiatives designed to engage teachers in school-based PD.