Taiwanese Teachers’ Self-efficacy Towards Inclusive Education
Wednesday, March 8 4:15-4:35 PM Location: Capitol G
Abstract: The purpose of this research study is to explore Taiwanese teachers’ self-efficacy toward inclusion education. In this research study a team of professionals from three different universities and two different countries from the United States and Taiwan will explore and examine in-service Taiwanese teachers’ self-efficacy. In this study, the survey questionnaire entitled Self-efficacy in Implementing Inclusive Practices Scale, which was developed by Umesh Sharma (2006, 2008, 2011), will be used to reveal Taiwanese teachers’ self-efficacy. A discrepancy analysis model will determine the training needs of the in-service teachers in Taiwan. Data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics to discover the strengths and weaknesses for future teaching needs and for the continuing of education. The results from this study will be used in educational policy and in promoting inclusive education in other countries.