TEACHERS´ SELF-EFFICACY IN INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
[SEBAVNIMANIE PROFESIJNEJ ZDATNOSTI UCITELOV V INKLUZIVNOM VZDELAVANI]
Monika Brozmanova – Mariana Cabanova – Zuzana Lynch
The perceived teacher’s self-efficacy is considered to be one of the important indicators of the professional quality as well as the educational process. In the study, the authors present the results of research focused on capturing the teacher’s self-efficacy in inclusive practice. The research sample consisted of 375 primary school teachers from all regions of Slovakia, more than 80% of whom stated the length of practice more than ten years. The authors monitored the perception of respondents’ self-efficacy in three factors: in inclusive teaching, in cooperation, and in managing pupils' behavior. In all three factors, the results indicate a high level of their perceived self-efficacy in inclusive practice. Based on the data analysis, the relationship between the positioning of teachers in career levels and their perceived self-efficacy has not been proven. In the article, we deal more with the search for connections between the perception of self-efficacy in individual factors and the completion of educational topics that cover the issue of inclusion of pupils.
teacher, self-efficacy, inclusive education, teacher’s further education