School administrators’ willingness to receive inclusive education

  • Mohd Hanafi Mohd Yasin Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia
  • Rabaishah Azirun Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Pendidikan Islam - Malaysia
  • Rozita Zaratang Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia
Keywords: Inclusive Education, School Administrators’ readiness.

Abstract

First objective is to investigate school administrators’ readiness to accept inclusive education. Besides that, this research is also to identify the relation between teaching experience duration in school with integration program and the administrators’ readiness in accepting inclusive education. This research is using quantitative design and analysed descriptively using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) Version 22. Questionnaire has been distributed to school administrators (n=130) which consist of Principal, Headmaster, Senior Assistants, Special Education Coordinator, Head of Department and Head of Panel. There are seven schools (primary and secondary) with integration program involved. The result shows that the school administrators show a moderate readiness in accepting inclusive education. While based on the Pearson Correlation, there is no significant relation between teaching experience duration in school with integration program and the administrators’ readiness on inclusive education [r =0.57, n=130, p>0.05]. Even though the administrators believe in the special pupil’s ability but they do not have the confidence in managing those special pupils in inclusive setting. The duration of experience being in the school that has integration program does not influence their readiness.

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Author Biographies

Mohd Hanafi Mohd Yasin, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia

Corresponding author. Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Rabaishah Azirun, Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Pendidikan Islam - Malaysia

Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Pendidikan Islam, 43650 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

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Published
2019-12-30
How to Cite
Mohd Yasin, M. H., Azirun, R., & Zaratang, R. (2019). School administrators’ willingness to receive inclusive education. Religación. Revista De Ciencias Sociales Y Humanidades, 4(22), 121-126. https://doi.org/10.46652/rgn.v4i22.561