Developing the foundations of inclusive education through university-school partnership

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The purpose of the project reported here was to provide an opportunity for graduate students, school-based special educators and mainstream (general) educators to work together on developing activities designed to encourage students with special needs to learn together with typical peers supervised by on-site general and special education teachers. 16 graduate students enrolled in the Collaboration and Consultation in Special Needs Education Course in the Masters degree program at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, together with a committee of special and general education teachers in 15 schools participated in the project. Seminars facilitated by a team of special education university lecturers provided opportunities for participants to consult and work collaboratively, and to share ideas and strategies. Reflections and informal discussions provide documented evidence on the benefits and challenges of collaboration in the effort to build an inclusive learning environment in the respective schools. The study also serves as a pilot for future integration of coursework and field experience in the context of university-school partnerships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-156
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Learning
Volume17
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • Collaboration
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  • Inclusive education
  • Special needs education
  • University-school partnership

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Developing the foundations of inclusive education through university-school partnership. / Jelas, Zalizan Mohd; Mohamad Salleh, Norshidah; Mohd. Ali, Manisah.

In: International Journal of Learning, Vol. 17, No. 6, 2010, p. 145-156.

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