Linker G.R., Yusupova Yu.M.

THE FORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE REGARDING INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

Abstract:

This article represents experimental studies of the teacher’s professional competencies buildup and development in the field of inclusive education in school. The research participants were teachers of the general education establishment that implements adapted educational programs in accordance with the requirements of the Federal State Educational Standard of Primary General Education for students with disabilities. The education of students with special health care needs is established by law as one of the prioritized areas of State policy. The implementation of the inclusive education principles in accordance with the requirements of the Federal State Educational Standard requires teachers to continuously develop professional competencies and form teacher’s personal and professional orientations in the inclusive education field. The professional teacher competence in the field of inclusive education is a combination of built-up competences that determine the ability to perform professional functions in inclusive education, taking into account different educational needs and ensuring the inclusion of children with disabilities in the environment of educational institutions and creating conditions for their development and self-development. In the course of the research, there were selected specific activities to implement the programme for building up teacher’s professional competencies for implementing inclusive education in school. The solution of these tasks assumed building up the components of teaching competence: motivational, value, operational and reflexive ones, as well as a new type of teaching activity – implementing inclusive education in school

About the autors:

Gulnara Rinatovna Linker (1), Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Pedagogy and Pedagogical and Social Education; Yuliya Mukhamatovna Yusupova (2), Postgraduate (Researcher) at the Department of Pedagogy and Pedagogical and Social Education

Place of employment:

Nizhnevartovsk State University (1)

Contacts:

e-mail: linkergr@yandex.ru (1)

Key words:

inclusion; inclusive education; professional competencies; readiness for teaching; ability to perform professional functions; students with disabilities; professional development of teachers