Transforming Teaching in Inclusive Settings: An Educator Looks at VIM
Inclusive classrooms are those in which students with special needs are educated alongside their non-disabled peers. This article examines the attitudes that teachers in inclusive settings may hold that are believed to be barriers to successful inclusion. Given that historically, students with special needs in inclusive classrooms have made limited academic progress through traditional whole-class instruction, it is suggested that a transformation in inclusive teaching take place. This article suggests that educators apply Dallas Willard’s (2002) concept of VIM, outlined in his book, Renovation of the Heart. Christian teachers may find the vision, intention, and means Willard advocates to be useful in bringing about the desired transformation.
VIM; Teachers; Students with disabilities
International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal
LaBarbera, Robin L., "Transforming Teaching in Inclusive Settings: An Educator Looks at VIM" (2011). Faculty Articles & Research. 171.