Science for Education Today, 2020, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 50–66
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Barriers to implementing inclusive education for children with special educational needs: Parents’ perceptions

Mironov A. V. 1 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation), Shelest E. S. 2 (Tyumen, Russian Federation), Bulatova O. V. 3 (Tyumen, Russian Federation)
1 Yugra State University
2 school № 69
3 Tyumen State University
Abstract: 

Introduction. The authors investigate the problem of creating an inclusive educational environment for children with special educational needs (SEN) through interaction with their parents. The aim of this article is to identify obstacles faced by parents of children with SEN within an inclusive learning environment.
Materials and Methods. The article reviews and analyses Russian and international studies into implementing inclusive education. The empirical data were collected via questionnaires and processed using the methods of mathematical statistics.
Results. The authors identified the following barriers to implementing inclusive education for children with SEN, perceived by parents: information, socio-psychological, organizational, methodological, financial and technological. The comparative analysis showed that the barriers to education of children with SEN are faced both by parents whose children attend inclusive schools, and by parents whose children attend special schools, which create special learning environment, taking into account mental and physical development of children with SEN.
Parents identified barriers to education for children with SEN regardless of types of schools and mode of study. Parents of children attending inclusive schools raised concerns about organizational, methodological, financial and technological barriers. Parents whose children attend special schools emphasized social and psychological barriers.
Conclusions. In conclusion, the authors summarize parents’ perceptions of the main barriers to implementing inclusive education for children with SEN.

Keywords: 

Barriers to inclusive education; Parents’ perceptions; Children with disabilities; Information barrier; Socio-psychological barrier; Organizational and methodological barrier; Financial and technological barrier.

Prominence Percentile SciVal: 96.080 Inclusive Education | Special Educational Needs | Teacher Attitude

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Barriers to implementing inclusive education for children with special educational needs: Parents' perceptions

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Mironov A. V., Shelest E. S., Bulatova O. V. Barriers to implementing inclusive education for children with special educational needs: Parents’ perceptions. Science for Education Today, 2020, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 50–66. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15293/2658-6762.2005.03
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Date of the publication 31.10.2020