An investigation into the training programmes of specialist teachers of children and young people with vision impairments in Turkey and England.
As a PhD student funded by the Turkish Ministry of National Education for studying in the field of education of children and young people with vision impairments in England and as a qualified teacher having graduated in Turkey, I intended to understand how training programmes prepare specialist teachers of children and young people with vision impairments in Turkey and England. It is expected that this research will provide policy-makers and decision-makers with feedback/recommendations to improve practices in the programmes designed to prepare specialist teachers who will work children and young people with vision impairments in both countries.
- Education and vision impairment
- Teacher education
- Curriculum balance
- Special educational needs
- Inclusive education
Professor Graeme Douglas and Dr Matthew Schuelka
Source of Funding
Turkish Ministry of National Education
Publications and conference presentations
Cihan, M. A. and Akbayrak, K. (2017) ‘Empowering Dialog in Classrooms: Challenges and Needs of Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments in Turkey’, 9th ICEVI European Conference, 2nd July-7th July, Bruges/Belgium.