The State of Inclusive Education in the Philippines: Policy and Legislative Implications
Title : THE STATE OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN THE PHILIPPINES: POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE IMPLICATIONS
Researcher : BERNARDO, REX ADIVOSO
Type of Document: Unpublished Dissertation
School: BICOL UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL
The main objective of this study is to evaluate and recommend policies for the effective implementation of Inclusive Education in the education system in the Philippines. It specifically gathered data on the existing policies and current inclusive education practices based on the nature of integration, curriculum and instruction, facilities, teacher training, administration, orientation of school officials, faculty, students and parents, community support, linkages, peer …show more content…
This study employed the descriptive research method, making use of documents, the narratives of successful persons with disabilities, and the data derived from various groups of respondents, namely: (a) the officials from the Department of Education (DepEd), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and from selected private schools engaged in inclusive education practices, (b) the Department of Education’s Special Education (SPED) officials, specialists and teachers; and (d) selected national leaders of persons with disabilities voicing sectoral opinion on inclusive education.
The data gathering strategies used were as follows: 1. Review of existing policy documents on Inclusive Education, ‘grey’ literature reviews, academic studies, web searches, etc.; 2. Key informant interviews of senior Department of Education officials, Commission on Higher Education officials and representatives of private schools engaged in inclusive