How to see the classroom through the eyes of a teacher: Consistency between perceptions on diversity and differentiation practices
SourceJournal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 16, S1, (2016), pp. 587-591
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Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs
SubjectLearning and Plasticity
Nowadays, teachers must deal, as never before, with diversity in classrooms. Differentiation practices help teachers to address this diversity in an inclusive setting. However, teachers' perceptions about classroom heterogeneity are fundamental to examine whether they are competent to screen their pupils' needs. The present study used a qualitative research design in order to understand how four teachers who teach the same classroom of a secondary school recognise and address those diverse educational needs within a classroom. Results showed a distinct view of students' diversity within a classroom. Moreover, differentiation strategies to respond to this perceived diversity were only partially used.
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