ПІДГОТОВКА СПЕЦІАЛЬНИХ ПЕДАГОГІЧНИХ ФАХІВЦІВ ДО РОБОТИ В УМОВАХ ІНКЛЮЗИВНОГО ОСВІТНЬОГО СЕРЕДОВИЩА
Special teaching staff training to work in inclusive educational environment.
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The article investigates the existing state of special teaching staff training to work in inclusive educational environment. The attention is focused on upgrading the system of training specialists providing inclusive education in Ukraine. The problems of their proficiency development are outlined. They are related to the nomination of high-level requirements for their educational activities. The article states that Ukraine has taken the innovative direction in special education development, an inclusive learning. It changes the approaches to special teaching staff training. The modified content of this training is considered to be the important means for ensuring the quality of inclusive education. Universities have to prepare specialists for inclusive education towards the formation of a special professional competence of the teachers. Special educators define and implement the content and methodology of teaching, correctional and educational work with children with special educational needs and coordinate the actions of all participants of psychological and pedagogical support in inclusive educational environment. The article stresses that training specialists in defectology is oriented on providing advisory services in inclusive resource centers which have recently appeared in Ukraine. The general increase in the level of scientific and educational innovation processes has caused new requirements for cultural and professional level of special teachers’ training and their readiness to work in inclusive educational environment. The characteristic features of contemporary inclusive education are the need for continuous improvement of curricula and teaching methods, special teachers’ training to work in inclusion. The methodological solution to the problems mentioned above will eliminate the contradiction between theory and practice, between practices leading position and the lack of scientifically-grounded concepts of training specialists for inclusive education in Ukraine. Basic research in the field of special education has become an urgent need. It is meant to improve personnel policy and training strategies in the field of psychology and pedagogy to meet the needs of inclusion.
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