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Accessibility and availability of special schools for children with disabilities in Ghana

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Opoku, MP and Badu, E and Amponteng, M, Accessibility and availability of special schools for children with disabilities in Ghana, Journal of Disability Management and Special Education, 5, (2) pp. 1-10. ISSN 2229-5143 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

An attempt is made in the study to document available special school facilities in Ghana and analyze these facilities in relation to accessibility using a group of 31 participants which constituted of officials of Special Education at the national head office, District Special Education Coordinators, Resource Teachers, Headmasters and Classroom Teachers of special schools. The findings indicate that educational facilities for children with disabilities are very limited which might not be able to support accessibility. Moreover, the existing limited facilities are challenged with inadequate infrastructure, inaccessible physical environment and lack of teaching and learning materials. The study recommends for a steady investment on infrastructure and resources in order to provide easy access to education for children with disabilities in Ghana.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:special schools, accessibility, children with disabilities, Ghana
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Special Education and Disability
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Author:Opoku, MP (Mr Maxwell Opoku)
ID Code:114184
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-02-08
Last Modified:2017-05-23
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