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Title:The arduous march toward inclusive education in Tanzania: head teachers' and teachers' perspectives
Author:Tungaraza, Frida D.ISNI
Year:2014
Periodical:Africa Today (ISSN 1527-1978)
Volume:61
Issue:2
Pages:109-123
Language:English
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:primary education
teachers
attitudes
disabled
Link:https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/africa_today/v061/61.2.tungaraza.pdf
Abstract:The purpose of this study is to investigate how inclusive education is being practiced in Tanzanian primary schools. The study mainly deals with the inclusion of students with disabilities. Qualitative research is used to collect information from head teachers and teachers. Head teachers were interviewed and teachers were involved in focus-group discussions. Participants include fifty-two teachers from ten inclusive primary schools. The results of this study strongly suggests that the inclusive schools are faced with barriers that hinder effective implementation of inclusive education. Those impediments include an inaccessible physical infrastructure, an unchanged curriculum, untrained teachers, and a lack of teaching and learning materials. The majority of teachers do not support inclusive education on the ground that they have not been trained to implement it. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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