In response to concerns about the capacity of current school-based placements to prepare newteachers for inclusive classrooms, teacher education institutions are developing additional fieldwork programmes. We describe an innovative fieldwork programme that resulted from a partnership between the Faculty of Education at Monash University and Wallara (a disability-service provider), and we present findings from an investigation into the pedagogical decisions pre-service teachers made in this programme when tutoring young adults with intellectual disabilities. The findings suggest that well-structured fieldwork programmes that take place on campus can provide valuable opportunities for preparing new teachers for inclusive classrooms.
|Title of host publication||Re-imagining Professional Experience in Initial Teacher Education|
|Subtitle of host publication||Narratives of Learning|
|Editors||Ange Fitzgerald, Graham Parr, Judy Williams|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|