ATTITUDES AND SELF-EFFICACY OF TEACHERS TOWARD INCLUSION OF CHILDREN WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT IN MOTOR EDUCATION, Galena Todorova Terzieva

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ATTITUDES AND SELF-EFFICACY OF TEACHERS TOWARD INCLUSION OF CHILDREN WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT IN MOTOR EDUCATION

Galena Todorova Terzieva

Abstract: The aim of the study is to analyze the attitudes and self-efficacy of current and future preschool and primary teachers for the inclusion of children with various disabilities in general physical education classes. This article presents the results related to children with visual impairments.

The study covers a contingent of 723 people – 240 preschool teachers, 143 primary teachers and 340 students graduating in “Preschool and primary school pedagogy”.

The main method of research is the questionnaire. Participants filled in modified and adapted versions of two questionnaires: “Attitudes toward Teaching Individuals with Physical Disabilities in Physical Education – ATIPDPE” by Kudlachek and “Self-Efficacy Scale for Physical Education of Teacher Education Majors toward Inclusion – SE-PETE-D” by Blok.

The results show that the respondents have relatively positive inclusive attitudes and are rather confident in their ability to include a child with a visual impairment in inclusive physical education.

Keywords: adapted physical education; inclusion; preschool teachers; primary teachers; students majoring in “Preschool and primary school pedagogy”

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Avramidis, E. & Norwich, B. (2002). Teachers’ Attitudes towards Integration/Inclusion: A Review of the Literature. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 17 (2), 129 – 147.

Block, M. E., Hutzler, Y., Barak, S., & Klavina, A. (2013). Creation and Validation of the Self-Efficacy Instrument for Physical Education Teacher Education Majors towards Inclusion. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 30, 184 – 205.

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Assist.  Prof. Galena Todorova Terzieva, PhD

Faculty of Education

Trakia University – Stara Zagora

е-mail: gtterzieva@abv.bg

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