Barriers to inclusion of children with disabilities in inclusive schools in Ghana

Wisdom Kwadwo Mprah, Michael Amponteng, Isaac Owusu


The study investigated the types of barriers impeding the participation of pupils with special needs in schools practicing inclusive education in Wiamoase Educational Circuit in the Sekyere South District in Ashanti Region of Ghana. The aim is to identify shortfalls in support services for pupils with special needs and find ways of mitigating challenges they encounter. A qualitative method, using in-depth interviews and observation was used to collect data from 20 participants, made up of the district special coordinator, resource teachers, head teachers, and classroom teachers. The findings from the study indicated that support for pupils with special needs in the general schools was inadequate. Efforts should, therefore, be made to increase the supply of resources to the schools, and also, step up public awareness on education for children with disabilities.


Support, resources, general schools, special needs, basic schools, Ghana Disability in Ghana

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