American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

The Implementation of Inclusive Education in Indonesia : Current Problems and Challenges
Baby Poernomo, MA

Inclusive education has been agreed upon by many countries to be implemented in order to combat discrimination in education. However, the implementation of inclusive education for children with special needs in Indonesia still encountered many obstacles, both in terms of policy and public acceptance. The research was conducted in 5 provinces in Indonesia namely Jakarta, West Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, and Bali, using in depth interview and direct observation as the instruments. The interview was conducted towards12 people in each province, consist of: 2 principals, 2 teachers, 2 parents of students with special needs, 4 special needs students who attend mainstream school. Lastly, interview was conducted towards 2 government officials consists of 1 officer from Provincial Education Office and 1 from District Education Office. The total number of participants is 60. This paper offers a perspective on the problems and challenges of the implementation of Inclusive Education in Indonesia.

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