ASSESSING THE QUALITY OF TEACHERS’ WORK WITH AN EMPHASIS ON INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Authors: Šejla Bjelopoljak
Paper categorization: Original scientific paper
The specificity of work in regular classes is certainly emphasized by the competencies of teachers to respond to the challenges of individualization of teaching and to provide an individual plan of progress in the educational process, depending on the planned support to the child. Teachers are often dissatisfied due to high expectations of themselves or the system, and there is no empirically based feedback on the quality of their work. In practice, there are also arguments at the expense of poor-quality work that teachers attach more importance to teaching content at the expense of the most important factor in the educational process – students. However, what if these facts do not apply to teachers who are child-oriented? Namely, the aim of the paper was to examine the quality of teachers’ work in the process of creating individualized educational programs taking into account the challenges, working with students of different ages in the classroom and subject teaching. The results confirm that the teachers individualize educational programs in cases of support due to the developmental difficulties of children and that there is no statistically significant difference in work depending on the age of the children. This category of teachers is homogeneous. The results also confirm that it is unjustified to talk about the orientation to educational areas and only then to the student. Only 2.3% of teachers are impressed by the areas of socialization, literacy, mathematics and school skills when designing individualized educational programs. At the same time, this way of working speaks in favor of the teacher as the role model by which we can achieve the quality of upbringing and education for every child.
adaptations, education, individualization, individual programs