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2011 | 13 | 1 | 72-83
Article title

School-Based Mentoring for Professional Development of Inclusive School Teachers

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Because of the importance and the complexity of inclusive education, the implementing of a new teaching method in fifteen schools of four regions of Latvia was integrated with school-based teacher mentoring in a two-year project. A new method of teaching basic concepts for children with learning disabilities was a crucial part of in-service teacher training mentoring programme. This paper illuminates mentors' and teachers-mentees' perceptions on the impact of mentoring on their teaching at the primary school level. Data collected by the means of self-evaluation includes teachers' and their mentors' views on the role of mentoring and teachers' collaboration in teachers' professional development and inclusion of children with special needs. The results of the study show that mentoring and collaboration are pre-conditions for successful teachers' professional development, which creates, in its turn, a favourable basis for enhancement of inclusive education programmes.
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13
Issue
1
Pages
72-83
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Dates
published
2011-01-01
online
2011-07-12
Contributors
  • Daugavpils University, Latvia
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bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_v10099-011-0006-0
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