Acceptance of Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Inclusive Education Programs
Lathiffida Noor Jaswandi, Farida Kurniawati
Available Online August 2019.
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- inclusive education, early childhood, inclusive preschool, peer acceptance, student with disability
- Across Indonesia, in recent times, many early childhood education institutions have embraced inclusive policies in education. Inclusive education systems encourage the acceptance of children with special needs. The sense of being accepted enables children with special needs to feel like they are not different from other children. To evaluate the benefits of the inclusive system, this study was conducted to determine levels of acceptance in early childhood for children with special needs within an inclusive kindergarten setting that boasts a high level of acceptance. The respondents were typically developing children aged 60–72 months who attend the kindergarten. The Acceptance Scale for Kindergarten-Revised (ASK-R) instrument was used to measure peer acceptance of children with special needs. Data were collected by administering the questionnaire to three respondents at a time. Quantitative descriptive statistics derived from the total ASK-R score were analyzed according to the gender and age of respondents. The results of this study suggest a moderate level of peer acceptance for children with special needs. No significant difference was found between the acceptance levels of boys and girls.
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TY - CONF AU - Lathiffida Noor Jaswandi AU - Farida Kurniawati PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Acceptance of Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Inclusive Education Programs BT - 2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 610 EP - 618 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.52 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.52 ID - Jaswandi2019/08 ER -