Adaptive dealing with external behavior problems
General Pedagogical Knowledge for Inclusive Teaching focusing Social and Emotional Learning
Students with external behaviour problems in inclusive classes pose great challenges to their teachers and classmates. In order for teachers to be able to meet these challenges adaptively, they need extensive specific pedagogical knowledge. So far, however, there is no test instrument for standardized recording. In this paper we present the construction and psychometric quality of a test for the assessment of the General Pedagogical Knowledge for Inclusive Teaching focusing Social and Emotional Learning (GPK-IT-SEL). Based on a sample of n = 355 teachers from primary schools, we analyse the reliability and criterion validity of the instrument. The results show that the test allows a reliable measurement. As expected, special needs teachers have more extensive knowledge than regular teachers, which indicates the criterion validity of the instrument.