PERCEPTIONS OF PRINCIPALS REGARDING CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVES FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN EDUCATION OF KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA, PAKISTAN

ABSTRACT

The study was designed to investigate the perceptions of principals regarding capacity building initiatives for special children education of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan special children education contains own methodology and instruction of education. The objectives of the study were to identify the perceptions of principals regarding capacity building initiatives undertaken by different special education institutions for the special children education and formulate workable suggestions for the improvement of special children education. A Survey questionnaire was used for the collection of quantitative data from 10 sample principal out of 45 schools and were analyzed by using the Mean and Chi-Square. It was found out that various services and facilities are provided free to special children in their schools but unfortunately they are limited. Furthermore, the present curriculum and special children education polices required modification and needed to be implemented properly, bring more emphasis on teacher training, established a teachers training institutes, fill up all vacant posts of the teachers and supporting staff in the schools, initiate an awareness campaign on a regular basis in order to develop awareness in people and remove the negative attitude of people towards special children. Key words: Special education, special children, special schools, capacity building initiatives.

Dr. Rukhshanda Mushtaq, Dr. Abdul Haseeb, Dr. Muhammad Sohail