Implementation of Inclusive Education of Elementary Schools : A Case Study in Karangmojo Sub-District, Gunungkidul Regency

Nugraheni Dwi Budiarti, Sugito Sugito Sugito


This study examined: a) school member interactions that reflect an inclusive culture, b) school policies for promoting inclusion, c) evolving inclusive practies of elementary schools.   This study employed the qualitative approach, with case study designs. The research was conducted at 7 Inclusive Inclusice schools in Karangmojo Sub-district. This study reveals that interaction of school members in creating inclusive can be seen from their efforts to cultivate mutual respect among the school members, and big support and role of the principal in engaging all parties, school-parents-communitypartnership. Policies in promoting inclusive education can be seen from the procedures of student admissions that are flexible and non-discriminatory, and the efforts of the school to conduct accessibility of facilities and infrastructure for the children with special needs, regular teacher and special assistant teachers” collaboration, as well as the flexibility of curriculum implementation for children with special needs. Evolving inclusive practies can be seen from identification and assessment for students suspected to have special needs, applying the curriculum development for teaching-learning processes, and the provision of school budget allocations for the development of inclusive education both from government funds and private funds.


Inclusive Education, Elementary School, Inclusive culture, School policies, Inclusive practies.


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