IMPLEMENTATION OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN THE STATE OF PUNJAB By  Dr. Anuradha Sekhri

Abstract

In this article, the purpose of holding focus group discussions was to investigate the perceptions of stakeholders regarding implementation of inclusive education in the state of Punjab and also by referring also to feedback received from the participants when they shared their experiences. The discussions were held with the stakeholders involving: District level administrators group/DEO’s/Coordinators, SSA staff, Inclusive Education Resource Teachers (IERT’s), Physiotherapists, Parents’ group and Teachers’ group. The focus groups were held in six districts of Punjab. Focus group interviews were conducted to gather collective ideas of their experiences and their suggestions regarding challenges faced in implementation of education.