Supporting New Teachers

By Steve Sider

n this series, experts from a variety of backgrounds in Canadian education explore the landscape of inclusion and inclusive education. What are our visions for inclusion? What are the challenges, the opportunities and the provocative questions that need to be asked? How do prepare participants at all levels to effectively navigate the inclusion landscape so that we are better preparing our schools for ALL students? This is the Heart and Spirit of Inclusion.

In this conversation, Jaqueline Specht (Western University) Donna McGhie-Richmond (University of Victoria) and Jeffrey MacCormack (University of Lethbridge) gather to explore the inclusive education landscape from the perspective of the new teacher. How do we best prepare and support teachers to move into the profession with a sense of vision for inclusion as well as the self-efficacy to bring that vision to life.