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Title: DUBAI PRIVATE SCHOOLS READINESS TO ADOPT SUCCESSFUL INCLUSION OF STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS & DISABILITY (SEND): AN INVESTIGATIVE STUDY
Authors: BAKRI, HIND
Keywords: Dubai private schools
inclusion
Special Needs & Disability (SEND)
Issue Date: Apr-2018
Publisher: The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
Abstract: The main purpose of the current study to understand Dubai Private Schools' readiness to adopt successful inclusive education for Students with Special Needs & Disability (SEND) since such students often require direct, special assistance, an immediate address of their needs, appropriate access to curriculum and equal progressive opportunity with other students. The researcher adopts a mixed methodological approach using a survey questionnaire and an interview script for the collection of primary data. Also, secondary data is also collected from credible websites, databases, journal articles, books, and reports. For the survey questionnaire, out of the 250 distributed questionnaires, 200 were completely answered. Additionally, the interview findings comprised from five participants purposively selected from the study. All participants comprised of teachers, parents and school leaders. The findings showed that good working environment, teacher’s appreciation, parent support, fellow student support and community support is what is needed to encourage positive teachers’ preparedness towards inclusive teaching. From the regression analysis, all R values (=0.851, 0.842, 0.838) indicating a high degree of correlation and R2 = (72.5 %, 65.4%, 55.8%) for creating an inclusive culture, producing inclusive policies and evolving inclusive practices respectively, which largely indicates a positive association between the variables. In conclusion, it is evidence that inclusive learning faces myriad challenges given students' background diversity, interests, and abilities which affects the level of preparedness by the teachers.
URI: http://bspace.buid.ac.ae/handle/1234/1170
Appears in Collections:Dissertations for Special and Inclusive Education (SIE)

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