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Decade of inclusive education in Ghana: perspectives of special educators

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Opoku, MP and Agbenyega, J and F, J and Mprah, W and McKenzie, J and Badu, E, Decade of inclusive education in Ghana: perspectives of special educators, Journal of Social Inclusion, 8, (1) pp. 4-20. ISSN 1836-8808 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Inclusive education systems reflect growing awareness of the imperatives of 21st-century societies to make quality education available to all students. The development of inclusive education in Ghana has been recognized as the process for orchestrating educational quality and equity for students with disabilities. This article contributes to the area of inclusive education from Ghanaian educators on its progress and achievements. The data in this paper emerged from a case study involving educators from two regions in Ghana. Findings show an uncoordinated attempt to pilot inclusive education across the country because of different agencies funding the project. The authors argue that there is the need for a holistic review of the program to ground the policy within the education system of Ghana.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Ghana, inclusive education, piloting, human rights, special educators
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)
Author:F, J (Dr J F)
ID Code:121334
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-09-23
Last Modified:2017-09-25
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