UNESCO, Paris. Between 2011 and 2012, the Ghana Education Service with support from UNICEF intensified the implementation process of Inclusive Education (IE) through three approaches namely; screening of … Deaux, K. Dane, C.F. Measuring attitudes toward inclusive education.Psychology in the Schools, 29, 10-22. & Wrightsman, S.L. stress that although direct contact between different groups may be essential for positive interactions, it is not sufficient by itself. Exceptional Children, 67, 115-135. Asked about students playing and learning activities, one of the disabled students said they feel good during playtime there they play well with other students. Welch, M. (2000). Preparing general educators to teach in inclusive classrooms: Some food for thought. Journal of Research and Development in Education, 12, 97-113. The female teacher with no special education training and no experience teaching students with disabilities taught in a large class. Avramidis, E., Bayliss, P. & Burden, R. (2000). Educational Psychology, 20, 191-195. TERMINOLOGY DILEMMAS: INTEGRATION, INCLUSION, SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL INCLUSION To name the process of opening schools and their being accessible to all categories of students, different terms are used in the available literature: integration, inclusion, social Photography. Inclusive Education in Ghana An Analysis of Policies and the Practices in One Mainstream School and One Inclusive School in the Greater Accra Region Ida Marie Brandt Pekeberg Master thesis M.Phil. Students` socialisation with others is not on the optimal. the context of inclusive education. Exceptional Children, 64 (1), 31-47. Pettigrew, T.F., & Tropp, L. (2006). As part of Ghana‘s Education Sector Analysis on its IE experience, a simple survey was conducted across the country (in nine selected districts) to collect data on participant’s perceptions about knowledge regarding inclusive education, attitudes and practices towards inclusion of children with special needs into schools and solutions to barriers children with disability face in … Format), Citation-(BibTeX inclusive education systems, and in line with EU and international priorities , the Agency published the Agency Position on Inclusive Education Systems (European Agency, 2015). The economy of the pre-colonial Gold Coast was dependent on subsistence farming, in which farm produce was shared within households, and members … The Ghana chapter on special education begins with the history of service provisions for persons with disabilities. Remedial and Special Education, 24 (1), 2-15. Inclusive education, as defined in the Salamanca Statement3 entails “recognition of the need to work towards “schools for all” - institutions which include everybody, celebrate 2.3 INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN SELECTED COUNTRIES 29 2.3.1 Inclusive education in Sweden 29 2.3.2 Inclusive education in Australia 30 2.3.2.1 Historical perspective 31 2.3.3 Ghana’s experience with inclusive education 33 2.3.3.1 Disability in Ghana 33 Changes at policy level and support facilities for special needs students as an explicit concern are needed to achieve this equalization. Intergroup Contact Theory is used intensively by researchers to reduce tension among groups (Brown & Hewstone, 2005; Dovidio et al., 2003; Pettigrew, 1998), and, indeed, there is impressive evidence that positive contact is associated with more favorable attitudes toward the out-group (Pettigrew & Tropp, 2006). Exceptional Children, 56, 515-526. Ntombela, S. (2003) the challenge of overage children in two South African primary schools. Wesley J. J (2010) Qualitative Document Analysis in Political Science. Amir, Y. The Journal of Social Issues, 54 (4), 795. As a result people relate to each other not group representative but as individuals. (2007). In the International Journal of Special Education, 15 (1) 86-95. • SpED built capacity for inclusive education in the district through; – Training of trainers (TOT) workshop. One of the two teachers observed in the classroom was female and the other one a male teacher. Although Ghana has been successful at closing the gender gap when it comes to completing school at primary education level, it is still high at secondary level. This involved the integration of young people with special learning needs into normal schools, without taking them out of the classroom (except in very exceptional situations), but by setting up teaching experiences adapted to all of the children, whatever their needs. From these discussions there emerged a new concept of integration called inclusive education or inclusive schools. The data about personal and background information of respondents was analysed using descriptive statistics. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers. It should be noted that students` identity, self –awareness and self-esteem are developed through relationships with others, teaching social skills to students with variable social deficits may benefit peer interaction in a learning environment (Pettigrew, 1998). It is recommended by this study that awareness-raising about disability is a good step towards an equal position of students with disabilities in the schools in particular and people with disabilities in the society in general. (1997). International Journal of Whole schooling, 4 (1) 22-38, Kuyini, A. Celebrating and sharing my experiences and journeys of inclusive education in Ghana. Measuring Concerns about Integrated Education in India. They also believe that well controlled contact between children from different ethnic groups in school can have positive effects on social interactions among groups. It could be inferred from teachers` responses that attitudes of teachers` to implement inclusion is related to the type of disability and severity. 2. What attitudes do teachers have toward the inclusion of students with disabilities in regular classrooms? (2007). In S. E. Wade. Studies have revealed that teachers` attitudes toward students with disabilities are different, and these various differences/reasons are dependent on schools` practices of inclusion. A synthesis of group design studies. The data was analysed qualitatively and results tabulated with percentages. Measuring school environment and participation to support inclusive education The right to equal and quality education, initially set out in Article 28 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNICEF, 1989) and Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities , is also reinforced in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda , adopted in September 2015. 15, No. 1. To examine how Ghanaian teachers implement Inclusive Education. Department of Educational Foundations, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana. I try to give them the time they need, but sometimes I stop them. Towards the development of inclusive education in one district of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Criteria for evaluating the progress of Ghana's special and inclusive education. The 2008 Education For All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report, published mid-way between the Dakar World Education Forum of 2000 and the EFA target date of 2015, notes the substantial progress made towards universal enrolment and gender parity in primary education in developing countries. http:/imp.sagepub.com. Ofori-Addo, L. (1994). • An inclusive education system must organically integrate and link all forms, types and styles of learning as well as different learning objectives, from early childhood education onwards • The curriculum represents a crucial tool for fostering a broadened concept of inclusive education and to implement educational policy from a long-term Wittig, M. A. According to Avramidis et al (2000) and Cook (2001), although the roles practice, teacher knowledge and attitudes are considered as crucial to successful inclusion, most mainstream principals' and teachers’ attitudes toward inclusion were often negative. Social skills interventions for young children with disabilities. The nature of prejudice. Avoke, M. K. & Avoke, S. K. (2004). Earlier, Wilczenski (1995) in Kuyini & Desai (2007) concluded that attitude towards the inclusion of students with different types of disabilities was influenced by the amount of extra work or accommodation teachers have to make for the included students. Applying a descriptive design based on measurable pre-established indicators, drawn from Anastasiou and Keller’s (2011) typological framework, the authors provide a systematic description of the 2008 status of special and inclusive education in Ghana. Access to Education for Students with Autism in Ghana: Implications for EFA. Teachers in the study view inclusive education as difficult, most of them agree that students with disabilities are placed into mainstream schools. These factors included physical disabilities, visual/hearing disabilities and intellectual disabilities. Vaughn, S., Elbaum, B. E., Shumm, J. S. & Hughes, M. T. (1998). Stainback, S & Stainback, W. (1996). At the school level, teachers must be trained, buildings must be refurbished and students must receive accessible learning materials. © Copyright 2020 European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education All Rights Reserved | Terms of use. Are regular education classes equipped to accommodate students with learning disabilities?. Det kvalitative Forskningsintervju. However, an examination of literature and practice shows that the term has come to mean different things to different people. Childhood Inclusive Education in Ghana Florence Akua Mensah 1* Jeremiah Badu-Shayar 2 1.Department of Special Education, University of Education, PO box 25, WinnebaCentral Region- Ghana 2.Division of Special Education, Ghana Education Service, Accra –Ghana Abstract Respondents were also strong in their expression of a need for good dissemination of information, knowledge and professionalism in their attempts to include students with disabilities into mainstream classrooms. Hillsdale, New Jersey. Supporting Allport’s (1954) theory, Amir and Sharan (1984, p. Further, the contextual realities of regular education schools including notably principals’ expectations (Kuyini & Desai, 2007; Sodak& Podell, 1994), shape the school cultures or climates for successful inclusion. These findings support the theoretical framework of the study that positive contact leads to favorable attitudes toward inclusion in a learning situation (Pettigrew & Tropp, 2006). Factors including effective school practices, positive teacher attitudes toward and adequate teacher knowledge of inclusion are among others contributing to making implementation of Inclusive Education a success (Avramidis et al. This means the extent to which the person feels in control of engaging in the behavior. Teachers responded to both questionnaires and interviews while students responded to interviews only. Despite the development of IECE through Government commitments to both inclusive education (IE) and early childhood education (ECE); and as educational goals being realised, little research exists locally on IECE implementation and change practice. (Kuyini & Desai 2009) study of attitudes toward including students with disabilities into mainstream schools in Australia found that, teacher attitudes had increased in a positive way. Ofori-Addo, L Worgbeyi, N. & Tay, K. (1999). 2000), and that administrators at their schools lack the understanding to effectively implement inclusive practices (Cook, et al. Format), Citation-(EndNote This is the theoretical model that guided the study. Students with other disabilities other than mental and intellectual such as severe physical problems without disabled friendly structures and other facilities appear to force teachers to view the inclusion of such students with some apprehension. But progress comes slowly. The Hidden Crisis: Armed Conflict and Education, EFA Global Monitoring Report 2011. The Community-based Rehabilitation Programme in Ghana: In UNESCO, (1994) Examples of good practice in special needs education & community-based programmes. In line with attitude formation theories and results from literature (Cornoldi et al., 1998; Deaux et al, 1993; Praisner, 2003) the results of this study is similar to those of Anthony, (2011), Avramidis, et al. (2008). Increased concern has resulted as teachers feel that they have not been given any guidelines or directives about including students with disabilities into mainstream classrooms (Ntombela, 2003, 2009, 2011). & Desai, I. P. (2002). (1996). Emerging themes from interviews was coded and analysed with the respondents. Pacific Grove, California: Brooks & Cole Publishing. A comparison of teachers' attitudes toward their included students with mild and severe disabilities. However, a small class-size in a country like Ghana could not be compared to small class-size in developed countries like Norway and Canada. These findings reinforce an earlier assertion by Welch (1989, 2000) that the reluctance of teachers to include students with special needs must be addressed if a policy of inclusion is to be successful. This study set out to examine teachers` implementation of Inclusive Education in Ghanaian primary schools taking into consideration teachers` attitudes toward inclusion of disabled students in regular classroom. Implementation of the Inclusive Educational Model in Schools 31 1. Thus in the light of the Intergroup Contact Theory and the Theory of Planned Behavior the present study would examine the factors of teacher efficacy, teacher knowledge and attitudes toward inclusion, teaching practices and the social status of students with disabilities in the inclusive classroom, as following the direction of the flowchart\study model below: A total of 108 teachers and 20 students participated in the study. & Odom, S.L. 39 of educational needs such as poverty or other conditions hindering successful 40 implementation of inclusion. "Implementation of Inclusive Education in Ghanaian Primary Schools: A Look at Teachers` Attitudes.". This case study investigates the special and inclusive education in Ghana. 2000; Kuyini & Desai, 2008). These identified issues raise the question of whether or not schools in Ghana are conceptualising and implementing inclusive education in line with the basic philosophical ideas, as well as research underpinning the concept. Reconciling context and contact effects on racial attitudes. Ofori-Addo, L. (1994). (1998). Alhassan, A. M. (2014). Retrieved from Wiley Online Library. The utility of Allport’s conditions of intergroup contact for predicting perceptions of improved racial attitudes and beliefs. & Sridhar, D. (2003). And are teachers implementing inclusion in any meaningful way to foster academic and social inclusion? Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Wilzenski, F. L. (1995). We support 20 inclusive education programmes in partner countries such as Burkina … The Ministry of Education has launched the Inclusive Education Policy which defines the strategic path of the government for the education of all children with special educational needs. Canadian teachers’ and principals’ beliefs about inclusive education as predictors of effective teaching in heterogeneous classrooms. Teachers` attitudes though, deeply entrenched in the religious and cultural beliefs, is also due to the gap existing between either misinformation or lack of information or both about implementation of inclusive education policies. Peer acceptance, self-perceptions, and social skills of learning disabled students prior to identification. EFA Global Monitoring Report 2008. A meta-analytic test of intergroup contact theory. Group interviews were undertaken for reasons of contact and interactions reflecting Allport`s Theory of contact (1954), where opposing groups are put together to generate useful information for textual analysis on intergroup relationships (Favvaza & Odom, 1997; Kennedy, Shukla & Fryxell, 1997; McClenahan, Cairns et al., 1996; Pettigrew, 1998; Stein, Post & Rinden, 2000; Wittig & Grant-Thompson, 1998). Children and young people learn best when they: 1. feel accepted 2. enjoy positive relationships with their fellow learners and teachers, and 3. are able to be active, visible members of the learning community. Cook, B. G. (2001). One student with vision impairment had this to say; “the teacher told me to sit in front so that I can see properly what is written on the board” Teachers say I disturb so I should sit in front” said another student with hearing problems. The Teacher Educator, 37 (3), 173-185. Stanovich, P. J. The authors first delineate the wider human well-being and historical contexts. (2009). Thus, facilitating intergroup harmony is important should be the responsibility of teachers). Gyimah, E. K. 2010. (2000), Stanovich, & Jordon, (2002) and Moberg, Zumberg, and Reinmaa (1997) stated that educator beliefs, perceptions and training should be viewed as potentially influential antecedents to their commitment toward implementing a successful inclusion policy. 11.) As one of the teachers put; How can we teach a child with language problems? Political Research Quarterly, 53 (2). Further, principals and teachers have often demonstrated considerable lack of knowledge about students with disabilities and inclusion (Schumm & Vaughn; 1995; Tomlinson, Callahan, Eiss, Imbeau, & Landrum, 1997), and teachers have often used more undifferentiated large-group instruction with few adaptations to meet the needs of included students (Baker & Zigmond, 1990; Kuyini & Desai, 2008). Progress has also been made on access to secondary education. Anthony (2011), allude to the idea that positive attitudes about the inclusion of students with disabilities into mainstream classes are often dependent on the provision of adequate support services. Inclusion, Rehabilitation and Transition Services in Special Education. 4. (1993). & Grant-Thompson, S. (1998). & Desai, I. 3. Teachers in this category are the few with some experience teaching students with disabilities supported by better classroom structures that appear to suit the needs of students. of how each of the study variables impact on inclusive school practices in Ghana. School desegregation. The lack of support from principals in the schools (Kuyini & Desai, 2006, 2009) draws attention to the type of attitudes these principals had toward the inclusion of students with special needs into regular schools. The variables selected for the study, (inclusive education practices, educators’ attitudes toward including students with disabilities, educators' knowledge of inclusive education practices, and principals’ expectations) when seen in the context of Ajzen’s (1985) Theory of Planned Behavior and Allport`s (1954) Intergroup Contact Theory, collectively represent the determinants of behaviors. Exceptional Children, 63 (3), 405-418. 43 In Ghana the implementation of inclusion is well recognized and policies The main challenges for special and inclusive education in Sub-Saharan African countries are discussed. Interpersonal and attitudinal outcomes in cooperating interracial groups. Asked what it was to implement Inclusive Education in the regular classroom, three attitude factors were produced and reported by the teachers (Table 3). In this regard teachers are able to experiment with different techniques and strategies to ensure that all students perform. Retrieved from http://cie.asu.edu/. Allport, G.W. He summarised that “Prejudice may be reduced by equal status contact between majority and minority groups in the pursuit of common goal. Donohue & Bornman (2014) point out funding as 41 a significant barrier to the effective implementation of inclusive education in 42 South Africa. Detailed data is related concerning prevalence and incidence rates and special needs among the Ghana population. Principals’ and Teachers’ Attitudes and Knowledge of Inclusive Education as Predictors of Effective Teaching practices in Ghana. Favazza, P.C. Sharma, U. In The International Journal on School Disaffection, 1 (1) 36-44. Will We Make It? A cultural perspective and the second wave of educational reform. JYVÄSKYLÄ STUDIES IN EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESEARCH 573 William Nketsia Initial Teacher Preparation for Inclusive Education in Ghana … Cornoldi, C., Terreni, A., Scruggs, T., Mastropieri, M. (1998). B. Experience teaching students with disabilities, disabled students in the classroom and knowledge of special needs education were found to be affective of attitudes and knowledge and in teachers` implementation of inclusion. Intergroup friendships: Integrated and desegregated schools in Nothern Ireland. & Desai, I. Allport’s formula continues to receive support across a variety of situations, groups and society (Favvaza & Odom, 1997; Kennedy, Shukla & Fryxell, 1997; McClenahan, Cairns et al., 1996; Pettigrew, 1998; Stein, Post & Rinden, 2000; Schwartz & Simmons, 2000; Wittig & Grant-Thompson, 1998). Tomlinson, C. A., Callahan, C. M., Romchin, E. M., Eiss, N., Imbeau, M., & Landrum, M. (1997). It presents the essential features of inclusive education systems and recognis es the need to take action to make inclusive education a reality for all learners. 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