From attitudes to practice: Utilising inclusive teaching strategies in Kenyan primary schools

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence of Kenyan primary school teachers using inclusive teaching strategies in a rural setting with many known barriers to the development of a sustainable inclusive education system. This qualitative study examines teachers uses of inclusive teaching strategies in primary schools following a series of teacher trainings, classroom observations, individual semi-structured teacher conferences, reflective lesson plans, and pre- and post-questionnaires. Moving beyond legal mandates and attitudinal assessments, the outcomes of this study demonstrate that in a short time, and among a small sample of teachers, administrators, and Ministry officials, a culturally responsive approach to implementing inclusive learning strategies proved beneficial for meeting the needs of diverse primary school students in western Kenya.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-434
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Inclusive Education
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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