Available Online: 8 June 2021
Guzman, Sammy Boy*
Far Eastern University – Roosevelt College, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This descriptive method of study aimed to determine the Professional Characteristics and Level of Competence of Receiving Teachers on Mainstreaming. Results indicated that: (1) Receiving teachers were composed of baccalaureate and master’s degree holders. Receiving teachers do not have a long-time experience in teaching children with special needs. Majority of the receiving teachers have no training/workshops related to special education. They are also lacking of course in college related to educating children with special needs; (2) Receiving teachers perceived themselves proficient in the three areas including development and characteristics of learners, assessment and curriculum, and collaboration with parents and other professionals. Experts perceived that receiving teachers are competent in the areas of development and characteristics of learners, and assessment and curriculum. However, receiving teachers were proficient with the area of collaboration with parents and other professionals; (3) Significant relationships were identified between the educational attainment, number of years in teaching children with special needs, and number of special education training and workshops attended, to the receiving teachers’ level of competence. Meanwhile, there is no significant relationship that existed between the number of courses taken in college related to educating children with special needs and receiving teachers’ level of competence; (4) Significant differences exist between the receiving teachers’ self-assessment and experts’ assessment in all areas of receiving teachers’ competence on mainstreaming. Receiving teachers overestimated their performance and they perceived it higher than the experts.
Keywords: receiving teachers; teachers’ competence; professional characteristics; mainstreaming; special education; inclusive education
Cite this article:
Guzman, S. B. (2021). Professional characteristics and level of competence of receiving teachers on mainstreaming. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(7), 43-62. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.620