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learning difficulties need analysis primary education teacher training

The Training of Greek Primary Education Teachers in Learning Difficulties

Dimitrios Kyriakopoulos , Elena Mª Díaz Pareja

Most Greek primary teachers, not having enough training in learning difficulties, cannot effectively help these students, nor easily include them in t.

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Most Greek primary teachers, not having enough training in learning difficulties, cannot effectively help these students, nor easily include them in the school context. An exploratory methodological approach has been used and an ad hoc questionnaire with four dimensions and 44 items has been designed. In this work we focus on dimension IV: Teacher training. 205 Greek primary school teachers have participated. One of the main results has been that most of the participants consider training in learning difficulties to be important and believe that the lack of training greatly affects the inclusion of students with learning difficulties. Equally important is that the majority of participants consider that training affects their attitudes. It was also found that Greek teachers do not believe they have enough training in learning difficulties, due to lack of time, the cost of training as well as the absence of frequent training activities in this field.

Keywords: Learning difficulties, need analysis, primary education, teacher training.

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