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Inovacije u nastavi - časopis za savremenu nastavu
2018, vol. 31, iss. 3, pp. 20-36
article language: Serbian
document type: Original Scientific Paper
published on: 29/11/2018
doi: 10.5937/inovacije1803020R
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Inclusive education as a framework for changes in teachers' work
aMedicinska škola, Užice
bUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy



Models of evaluation and strategies for improvement of education quality in Serbia (MESTD - 179060)


Contemporary school systems are in the process of reform the aim of which is, among other things, the development of inclusive policies and educational practice. The development of inclusive educational practice implies introducing changes in the school structure and organisation, the conception and realisation of teaching and school activities, as well as changes in teachers' work. The changes in the way teachers work refer, among other things, to a specific number of new assignments and activities that should be carried out in direct cooperation with other key actors in inclusive education. The paper presents an overview of teachers' activities and assignments that are stated in expert sources as particularly important in working with students with disabilities, students of typical development, fellow teachers, other experts in the school system, and parents of students with disabilities. Based on the overview, the authors point out that the development of the practice of education of students with disabilities in regular schools, as an important component of inclusive education, implies a redefinition of the role of teachers in the teaching process and school work. A separate section in the paper is dedicated to the explanation of the relevance of preparing teachers to act successfully in schools and the importance of teacher training for inclusive education that should also involve the rethinking and changing teachers' professional attitudes and beliefs.


inclusive education; inclusive school practice; the role of teachers; teachers' work with different actors in inclusive education


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