publication . Article . 2013

Implementation of the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) in the Portuguese educational system: Attitudes and training needs of special education teachers’.

Saragoça, M.; Candeias, A. A.; Rosário, A.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Country: Portugal
Since 2008, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health - ICF (WHO, 2001) is the framework of reference in the assessment and intervention process with students with SEN, in the Portuguese educational system. As a consequence special education teachers’ training needs emerged from it. In this study, we characterize the received training and the special education teachers’ attitudes and training needs towards ICF. The sample consisted of 913 Portuguese special education teachers who responded to Attitudes Towards Training Questionnaire in ICF - ATTQ-ICF. This study demonstrates that teachers’ training on the use of the ICF should occur ...
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free text keywords: ICF, SEN, Attitudes, Teachers’ Training, Special Education
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