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Abstract Title: Physics Instructors' Views about Supporting Learner Variation: Modifying the Inclusive Teaching Strategies Inventory
Abstract: Every person has abilities across a multidimensional spectrum; however, previous research has indicated that postsecondary faculty are unaware of how to support students with a broad range of abilities in their courses and receive little training about inclusive teaching strategies. On average, STEM faculty have demonstrated more negative views toward students with disabilities than instructors from other disciplines. As such, we want to better understand physics instructors' beliefs about people with disabilities and their inclusive teaching practices. The Inclusive Teaching Strategies Inventory (ITSI) was developed to measure postsecondary instructors' beliefs and practices related to disability and supporting people with disabilities across disciplines. Through a pilot administration of this survey, we found that STEM faculty experienced difficulties in responding to the survey. Thus, we modified the ITSI for use with STEM faculty. We present our modification process, describe specific modifications made to the ITSI, and discuss preliminary interview and survey data.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: B10
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Erin Scanlon
University of Central Florida
and Co-Presenter(s)
Jacquelyn J. Chini (University of Central Florida)

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