Lesson of Inclusive Education Implementation in Jakarta: Availability and Accessibility Issues

Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 18 March 2019

Lesson of Inclusive Education Implementation in Jakarta: Availability and Accessibility Issues

Ernita Maulida

Jakarta State University, Indonesia

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10.31014/aior.1993.02.01.51

Abstract

Inclusive education is believed to be an innovative educational approach that can promote the educational opportunities for all children with special needs including those with disabilities. It also stresses the principle of human right, social justice and quality of education for all. The institution education has an obligation to making education available and accessible particularly for children with special needs. This article will provide an overview of availability and accessibility issues concerning inclusive education program in public school Jakarta. The study formed within qualitative research and uses a case study as strategy research for the collection and analysis of data. Semi-structured interview with the government, schools, parents, and NGO have been conducted to analyse the implementation of inclusive education in Jakarta in terms of availability and accessibility at both primary and secondary level. The result of this research revealed that there is an inadequacy in the provision of facilities and personnel to adequately prepare the children with special needs in the inclusive education program and the inequality of accessibility to basic education services between institutions. It thus called for intervention in the education sector of the region, if the goal of education for all is to be realized. There is also a discussion of recommendations and conclusions that may assist in supporting inclusive education in Jakarta.

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