• Mohaned Abed King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • Ishaq Siyam


The aim of this research is to provide an analysis of the Special Education Diploma Program in Saudi Arabia as offered by the King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Jeddah. The data utilized for evaluation was comprised of a final sample made up of 50 teachers. Data for the research was gathered using a survey consisting of three Dimensions: Cognitive, attitude and skill. Descriptive figures were also used to define the individual features of members. In addition, inferential tests were utilized to establish whether the individual variables - qualifications, teaching experience, training and age - forecasted the views of the teachers regarding their preparation program. Overall, the outcomes illustrated that their preparation program is efficient, and that the subscales of coursework, as well as the instruction proficiency of professors, are effective. Furthermore, teachers put forward their own proposals for the enhancement of their preparation program. Suggestions for teacher preparation programs and for forthcoming study have been additionally offered.

Key words: Special Educational Needs - Special Education Diploma Program - Teacher Preparation Programs


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How to Cite

Abed, M. ., & Siyam, I. . (2016). UNIVERSITY PREPARATION FOR TEACHERS IN SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS IN THE KSA. Turkish International Journal of Special Education and Guidance & Counselling ISSN: 1300-7432, 5(2), 43–62. Retrieved from



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