Education Quarterly Reviews
Published: 11 December 2019
Legal Aspect of Inclusive Education for Persons with Disabilities in Indonesia
Maya Indrasti Notoprayitno, Faridah Jalil
Universitas Trisakti (Indonesia), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
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Keywords: Inclusive Education, Persons with Disabilities, Legal Culture, Indonesia
Education is at the forefront of global development. Meanwhile, persons with disabilities (PWD) play a prominent role in development. Based on the importance of the role of PWD in development, it is necessary to improve the rights, dignity, and welfare of persons with disabilities. One of the action that can be taken by providing equal, equitable and quality educational services according to their physiognomies. Thus, education can be provided through Special Schools and Inclusive Education. The implementation of inclusive education in Indonesia is influence by several social phenomena, but social phenomena often coexist with legal issues. This article aims to identify the legal barriers that hinder the Indonesian government from bringing the right to inclusive education for persons with disabilities in Indonesia. This article is a socio-legal article in which all the information gathered are analysed qualitatively. The analysis shows that, there are weaknesses in the legal substance. The weakness in legal substance strengthens the shortcoming in legal culture, which constitute the social phenomena in society. Therefore, the action that the Indonesian government will take need to take into account the weaknesess in legal substance and the shortcomings in the legal culture.
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