The Inclusion of Special Educational Needs (Sen) Students in United Arab Emirates (Uae) Mainstream Schools: An Exploratory Study

Bock, Simone Maylin (2015) The Inclusion of Special Educational Needs (Sen) Students in United Arab Emirates (Uae) Mainstream Schools: An Exploratory Study. Masters thesis, University of South Africa.

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Abstract

Inclusive education within the United Arab Emirates has started to gain momentum and the roles of teachers have become more challenging. This study investigated teacher views surrounding the inclusion of SEN students into mainstream schools. A qualitative exploratory research design was employed and the social constructivist theory was used as a framework for the research. Purposive sampling was employed, and a total of seven teachers and four parents participated in the study. Thematic analysis was used and findings suggested that UAE teachers experienced various challenges due to the inclusion of SEN students into their schools. Some of the challenges included: lack of professional development, lack of managerial support, parental demands, cultural barriers and the lack of collaborative opportunities. The study recommended varied professional development workshops aimed at developing an understanding of SEN and inclusion within the UAE context

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Comparative
Depositing User: Martin Lucas Mkoba
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2017 08:53
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2017 09:10
URI: http://thesisbank.jhia.ac.ke/id/eprint/1087

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