Inclusive Classroom: Teacher - Student relationships

Tutkimustuotokset: Kirjoitus kirjassa/raportissa/konferenssijulkaisussaKonferenssiartikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu


This article reports the findings of a Finnish socio-psychological research project aiming to promote equality among students with diverse sociopsychological, cognitive or social needs (Erasmus+ project Inclusive Education: Socio-psychological, Educational and Social Aspects, SPESA). It describes teacher-student relationships in an inclusive classroom. It aims to identify the main elements of inclusive practices, and how they are influenced by interpersonal interactions. The study employed an ethnographic approach: the researchers visited two primary school classrooms, where they observed lessons and interviewed students, parents and teachers. Teachers also kept pedagogical journals to record their reflections. The findings indicate that the relationship between teachers and students is the cornerstone of inclusive education. The teachers displayed respect for individuality through encouragement, social engagement, sensitivity and approachability. They also emphasised the sense of community by organising social activities, enhancing social skills, promoting ethical dialogues appreciating diversity, and empowering their students. These findings exemplify that to be successful, inclusive pedagogy does not necessarily require large investments in the student/teacher ratio, study materials, equipment, and other resources. Rather, the key factor is that teachers are willing to support their students based on individual needs, and promote a sense of belonging to the school community. KEYWORDS: Inclusive education, Classroom relationships, Students’ diversity, Students’ school welfare, Ethnography.
OtsikkoSearch and Research: Teacher education for contemporary context
ToimittajatJuanjo Mena, Ana García-Valcárcel, Francisco José García-Peñalvo, Marta Martín Del Pozo
KustantajaEdiciones Universidad de Salamanca
ISBN (elektroninen)978-84-9012-769-8
TilaJulkaistu - 4 heinäkuuta 2017
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Vertaisarvioitu artikkelil konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaInternational Association on Teachers and Teaching: Search and Research - University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Espanja
Kesto: 3 heinäkuuta 20177 heinäkuuta 2017




KonferenssiInternational Association on Teachers and Teaching: Search and Research


  • teacher education
  • teaching
  • inclusive education


  • Yleinen kasvatustiede ja opettajankoulutus

Viite tähän julkaisuun