International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1309-0682

Orjinal Araştırma Makalesi | Akdeniz Eğitim Araştırmaları Dergisi 2016, Cil. 10(19) 79-94

Beyond the Handicaps: An Ethnographic Analysis of School and Social Lives of Inclusive Students

İsmail EROL, Martina RIEDLER & Mustafa Yunus ERYAMAN

ss. 79 - 94   |  Makale No: mjer.2016.006

Yayın tarihi: Eylül 20, 2016  |   Okunma Sayısı: 172  |  İndirilme Sayısı: 781


This study aims to identify inclusive students' problems in the school and classroom culture and determine the appropriate activities and shortcomings in inclusive practices. One of the qualitative research methods, Ethnography is employed as research design. Therefore, detailed observation is utilized to observe 4 students with special needs having features of their equivalent disability group. Besides, field notes and interviews are used to support data. Obtained data are analyzed through content analysis. Concordantly, themes and sub-themes are categorized. Results of the analysis reveal following findings: Students with special needs take pleasure in sharing the same environment with 'normal'-progress students thus; they leap forward to socialization. Equally important, appropriate activity and practice choice of the classroom teachers facilitate inclusive students' willingness. Additionally, inclusive education serves its purpose when the parents, school administrators and the involved teachers duly perform their duties collaboratively. Main problems encountered in inclusive education entail peer acceptance and improper practices in class activities. Another conclusion drawn from the study is that inclusive education teachers fail to perform practices effectively. Accordingly, it can be recommended that in-service training programs for inclusive education teachers are to be structured as part of their professional development.

Anahtar Kelimeler: Primary School education, special education, inclusive education, ethnographic study, qualitative research.

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APA 6th edition
EROL, I., RIEDLER, M. & ERYAMAN, M.Y. (2016). Beyond the Handicaps: An Ethnographic Analysis of School and Social Lives of Inclusive Students. Akdeniz Eğitim Araştırmaları Dergisi, 10(19), 79-94.

EROL, I., RIEDLER, M. and ERYAMAN, M. (2016). Beyond the Handicaps: An Ethnographic Analysis of School and Social Lives of Inclusive Students. Akdeniz Eğitim Araştırmaları Dergisi, 10(19), pp. 79-94.

Chicago 16th edition
EROL, Ismail, Martina RIEDLER and Mustafa Yunus ERYAMAN (2016). "Beyond the Handicaps: An Ethnographic Analysis of School and Social Lives of Inclusive Students". Akdeniz Eğitim Araştırmaları Dergisi 10 (19):79-94.

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