Abstract

Continuing acts of marginalization and discrimination against children with disability in education are undeniable, especially in developing countries. These acts of discrimination raise concerns regarding legislative reforms that are essential to enforce inclusive education in schools. This research investigates the extent to which private schools in Egypt are inclusive for students with disability by seeking the inputs from the main stakeholders; school administrators, teachers, and parents. Findings of the research show that despite the enthusiasm and good intentions of all parties, implementing inclusive education in Egyptian private primary schools is still at unsatisfactory levels. Thus, recommendations focus on providing adequate funding resources, designing enabling inclusive legislations, enhancing support services, providing relevant educational tools, and providing efficient training programs for teachers and school administrators. These recommendations seek to enhance the inclusiveness of the education system in Egypt and other developing countries.

Department

Public Policy & Administration Department

Date of Award

2-1-2016

Online Submission Date

September 2016

First Advisor

Ali, Hamid

Committee Member 1

Barsoum, Ghada

Committee Member 2

Abdel Halim, Khaled

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

77 p.

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The author retains all rights with regard to copyright. The author certifies that written permission from the owner(s) of third-party copyrighted matter included in the thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study has been obtained. The author further certifies that IRB approval has been obtained for this thesis, or that IRB approval is not necessary for this thesis. Insofar as this thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study is an educational record as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 USC 1232g), the author has granted consent to disclosure of it to anyone who requests a copy.

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