Teacher-parent Collaboration for an Inclusive Classroom: Success for Every Child

Volume 04 - Issue 03
Donnie Adams Alma Harris Michelle Suzette Jones
Pages: 58-71 Download Count : 981 View Count: 428 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


This article outlines the findings from a contemporary study of teacher-parent collaboration in inclusive education in primary and secondary schools in Malaysia. Recent inclusive education policy developments within Malaysia have increased teachers’ accountability to effectively meet the needs of all students. This article draws upon recent empirical evidence about the impact of teacher-parent collaboration on inclusive education practices. It highlights some of the characteristics of an effective collaborative model and explores how far it contributes towards a more inclusive classroom environment. The article also provides a contemporary insight into the way in which teachers and parents view their collaborative roles in securing better student outcomes for students with special needs.

Keywords

  • collaboration; inclusive education; communication; parents
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