Perception of Different Stakeholders and Practice of Disability-Inclusive Education at Secondary Schools in Bangladesh

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

Posted: 28 Aug 2023

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Rayhan Ara Zaman

University of Dhaka - Institute of Education and Research (IER)

A B M Ahasan Raqib

Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka

Date Written: June 30, 2022

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-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.

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

Suggested Citation

Zaman, Rayhan Ara and Raqib, A B M Ahasan, Perception of Different Stakeholders and Practice of Disability-Inclusive Education at Secondary Schools in Bangladesh (June 30, 2022). 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, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4537067

Rayhan Ara Zaman (Contact Author)

University of Dhaka - Institute of Education and Research (IER) ( email )

University of Dhaka
Nilkhet
Dhaka, 1000
Bangladesh

A B M Ahasan Raqib

Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka ( email )

University of Dhaka
Nilkhet
Dhaka, 1000
Bangladesh

HOME PAGE: http://www.du.ac.bd/faculty/faculty_details/IER/2444

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