Sumaiya Khanam Chowdhury, Mirza Md. Hasan
Abstract: Inclusive Education is concerned with removing barriers to learning with the participation of all learners vulnerable to exclusion and marginalisation. To train up teachers for inclusive Education environment, government gave emphasis on teacher training about Inclusive Education. The objective of the study is to explore the perception of primary school teachers about inclusive education, special need students and the effectiveness of the training programs on inclusive education in our country. The study is descriptive in nature based on qualitative approaches. Data and evidences were gathered from three primary schools and 30 teachers and 4 Head teachers by using a combination of Interview and Focus Group Discussion instruments. The study found that most of the Primary school teachers have got doubt regarding the reliability of the training on Inclusive Education. Most of the teachers of primary sector have sympathy and at a time irritating attitude towards disable children. However they think that such child in the classroom needs extra care which is quite impossible in Banglades due to the high student ratio in the classrooms. Thus, Inclusive education training should be implemented more broadly. Satellite awareness program on inclusive education should be implemented more strongly.
Keywords: Inclusive Education, Training, Perception, Primary Teacher