Teacher efficacy is a determining factor in inclusive education, i.e. the successful accommodation of an increasingly heterogeneous student population. Teachers may feel more or less prepared and willing to adapt their teaching practices to accommodate students with a variety of educational, behavioural, and/or linguistic profiles, which could in turn affect students´ achievement. The importance of efficacy beliefs for the success of inclusive education is reflected in a growing body of empirical research, focusing on differences between regular and special needs teachers, as well as associations between perceived efficacy and teaching behaviour (e.g. referral pattern, teacher-student interaction) and student achievement.
This conference/workshop aims to bring researchers together who are actively involved in efficacy research to share their knowledge and experience, to explore collaborative opportunities and create new ideas for future research.
Researchers are welcome to present or discuss their work on the following topics:
· Teacher efficacy beliefs concerning inclusive education
· Teacher efficacy beliefs concerning a specific target group
· Factors associated with teaching efficacy
· Teacher training to facilitate teacher competence and efficacy
As you will see, the conference is really aimed to exchange and to consider how our collaborative work may further the field.
To be able to plan and organize everything on time, we would like to ask you to complete and return the registration form before 15 December 2017.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Wuppertal!
Best wishes from the organizers,
Dr. Susanne Schwab, University of Wuppertal, Germany
Dr. Ineke Pit-ten Cate, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg