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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part B

Challenges and experiences on inclusive physical education: The case of Bahir Dar elementary schools


Author(s): Berhanie Asrat Bekele

Abstract: The intent of this study was to evaluate challenges and experiences of elementary school students with disabilities in inclusive physical education in the case of Bahir Dar Administrative Zone Elementary Schools. Purposive and random sampling techniques were employed. The participants in this study were a total 93. Of these, students from grade 5- 8, who have a physical disability from seven schools (n= 41). Peers were classmates (n=35), Physical Education Teachers (n=15) and expertise (n=2) from regional and zone education bureaus. Both close and open ended questionnaires, interviews and group discussions were used for data collection. The result showed that there was no uniformity across the schools on the implementation of inclusive physical education. The major identified problems were unavailability of appropriate facilities and equipments, absence of teachers’ CPD training on inclusive physical education, the text / teachers guide book not modified or adapted to meet the need of special students, attitudinal barriers. Then based on the findings, possible recommendations were suggested for improvements in implementing inclusive physical education at Bahir Dar Administrative Zone Amhara region and also at the country level.

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How to cite this article:
Berhanie Asrat Bekele. Challenges and experiences on inclusive physical education: The case of Bahir Dar elementary schools. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(2):94-99.
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