Hope Leyson

Date of Publication


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education Major in Special Education

Subject Categories

Special Education and Teaching


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Educational Leadership and Management

Thesis Adviser

Barbara David

Defense Panel Chair

Marikita T. Evangelista

Defense Panel Member

Myrna R. Gigantone
Lilia S. Bautista


This study describes the perceived levels of knowledge and skills of teachers in the instruction and management of students with disabilities in inclusive settings. Teacher training modules were developed for the instruction and management of students with disabilities. It utilizes the descriptive/developmental research design. The teacher training modules were based on the results of a survey done to teacher-respondents. This study involved a total of 134 teachers from 7 private schools offering inclusive education programs. One hundred ten of the respondents were general education teachers and 24 are special education teachers. A survey questionnaire was used in obtaining data from the respondents. The 45-item questionnaire contained perception items regarding the instruction and management of students with disabilities. To seek answers to the identified problems of the study, the researcher undertook the following steps based on the research procedure: 1) research for the instrument; 2) pilot-testing of the instrument; 3) administration of the instrument; 4) gathering and analysis of data using statistical tools and computations; and 5) development of the teacher training modules. Based on the results of the study, the following conclusions were arrived at: 1) The teachers have limited knowledge and skills in the instruction of students with disabilities in inclusive settings. College coursework did not adequately prepare them for inclusion. 2) The specific area which the teachers have inadequate knowledge and skills is on instructional content and practice. 3) The teachers are not sure about their level of knowledge and skills in the areas of planning and managing the teaching and learning environment and managing student behavior and social skills development. 4) The teacher training modules that were developed emphasized knowledge and skills in instructional content and practice, specifically on the general topic: individualized instruction in general education classes and techniques for modifying instructional methods.

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Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1 computer optical disc ; 4 3/4 in.


Teaching--Aids and devices; Media programs (Education); Handicapped students

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