Challenges Facing the Integration of Physically Disabled Children in Regular Classrooms from the Perspective of Their Parents

Shama Yahaya Bader Al Hadid


The aim of this study is to find out the challenges facing the integration ofphysically disabled children in regular classrooms from the perspective of their parents, and to study the effect of educational level, gender, and the standard of living for the parents on their point of view. To achieve this purpose of this study, the researcher designed a questionnaire consisted of 20 paragraphs and distributed to parents of physically disabled students in the Governorate of Amman.

The sample of the study consisted of 196 parents of physically disabled students in the Governorate of Amman for the academic year 2013/2014 where a questionnaire was distributed to them.

To analyze the results,the researcher used the means and standard deviations. The results showed statically significant differences in the views of parents towards the integration of their physically disabled child in regular classrooms attributed to the educational level of the parents and in favor of parents with high school level or less.Alsothe results showed statically significant differences attributed to gender and in favor of females. Moreover, the results showed differences attributed to the level of living in favor of low-income people.

In accordance to results, the researcher provided some recommendations for researches, such as holding seminars to educate parents and introduce them to the importance of focusing on students with physical disabilities and the importance of integrating these students in regular classrooms.In addition to conduct further studies on a wider sample to include wider communities plus study other variables and their impact on the attitudes of parents.

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