The Acceptance of Disabled Students in Higher Education

Dinar Westri Andini(1*), Shanta Rezkita(2), Yohana Sumiyati(3)
(1) Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa
(2) 
(3) 
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract

Proper education is the right of all people likewise individuals with disabilities or Special Educational Needs (SEN). Every person has the right to get same opportunity in achieving what he aspires to and then, they can live independently amid society. That case is a reason to provide equal opportunities in achieving education in higher education. However in the implementation of inclusive education in higher education is not easy. The higher education needs to open the opportunity for diversity and a positive view of these differences. However, this article describes how lecturer’s acceptance in students with special needs (SEN) at Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa University (UST). This study uses quantitative type of research and descriptive format through survey methods. The results obtained that of the total 30 lecturers gave positive responses and expressed acceptance if there were students with disabilities in their class. This positive response becomes supported indicator of educational success for all in higher education.

Keywords


disability, inclusive education, higher education

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