Perception of different stakeholders and Practice of Disabilityinclusive education at secondary schools in Bangladesh

Authors

  • Rayhan Ara Zaman Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of Dhaka & PhD student, Monash University, Australia
  • A B M Ahasan `Raqib Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of Dhaka & PhD student, Monash University, Australia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/twjer.v48i1.67545

Keywords:

Disability-Inclusive Education, Secondary school, Bangladesh, Inclusive teaching learning Practice, Stakeholders’ Attitude

Abstract

The paper is focused on the status of disability-inclusive education from policies to practices at the secondary level of education in Bangladesh. The paper explored the classroom teaching[1]learning practice and available resources in secondary schools in this regard. It also attempted to explore the perception of different stakeholders towards disability-inclusive education. 10 secondary schools were selected from Dhaka and Rajshahi divisions following a convenient sampling technique. Data were gathered from teachers, students, and parents of that level and disability-inclusive education experts using the Interview and FGD method. Data were processed and analyzed using Barun and Clarke’s (2006) six-step thematic analysis technique. The results have shown that participation of students with disabilities in secondary schools is nominal and the dropout rate is higher. Though teachers and parents expressed a sympathetic view toward disability, special schooling is the better option for students with a disability according to their opinion. Thus, they lack a positive attitude toward disability inclusion. Moreover, school infrastructure and teaching-learning are not very convenient. Therefore, the study recommends that training facilities, available resources, and the existing infrastructure be redesigned and enhanced; curriculum modification and adaptation in the assessment system should be introduced to successfully implement disability-inclusive education.

Vol. 48 (University of Dhaka Centennial Special Issue), June 2022 p.167-184

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Published

2023-08-07

How to Cite

Zaman, R. A. ., & `Raqib, A. B. M. A. . (2023). Perception of different stakeholders and Practice of Disabilityinclusive education at secondary schools in Bangladesh. Teacher’s World: Journal of Education and Research, 48(1), 167–184. https://doi.org/10.3329/twjer.v48i1.67545