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Title: Toward Inclusive Higher Education in a Global Context
Authors: Ortiz Colón, Ana María
Agreda Montoro, Miriam
Colmenero Ruiz, María Jesús
Abstract: The aim of this study was to analyse the perception of teaching staff at the University of Jaen regarding the integration of students with a disability, and to describe the interventions they use to respond to the specific needs of these students, to examine the differences that exist in teachers’ interventions for students with a disability based on their faculty. To this end, a descriptive methodology was used (n =300 teachers), and the data were gathered using a Tutoring and Attention to Special Needs in the Classroom Questionnaire (TASN-Q). The results were organised in terms of the tool’s different dimensions and, in general, revealed that the teaching staff do not consider themselves sufficiently prepared to provide an educational response to students with a disability. The best-prepared teaching staff belonged to the Faculties of Social and Legal Sciences and Health Sciences. This study confirms the need for training in special needs processes to enable university teaching staff to participate in an inclusive model.
Keywords: inclusion
Higher Education
Teacher Training
Issue Date: 30-Jul-2018
metadata.dc.description.sponsorship: This study was financed by PID18_201617 in the call for the Plan for Innovation and Incentives for Good Teaching Practices at the University of Jaen 2016–2019. This project was endorsed by the Andalusian Agency of Knowledge.
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Ortiz Colón, A.M.; Agreda Montoro, M.; Colmenero Ruiz, M.J. Toward Inclusive Higher Education in a Global Context. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2670.
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