Early Childhood Administrators’ Admission Decision Making Process in Including Children with Special Needs in Singapore
AUTHOR : Chen-Chen Cheng
INFORMATION : page. 37~56 / 2014 Vol.8 No.1
In Singapore, many parents find it difficult to locate early childhood services for their children with
special needs. As Singapore does not have laws protecting the right to education for children with special
needs, early childhood center administrators (managers and principals) make admission decisions at their
own discretion on a case-by-case basis. This qualitative interview study examines the individual, varied
patterns of early childhood center administrators’ admission decision making process in relation to
children with special needs in Singapore. The results revealed an on-going, dynamic decision making
process jointly participated in by both administrators and parents. The researcher investigated and
documented the steps and efforts these administrators took to make the inclusion of children with special
needs possible in regular early childhood education settings. The implications of this unique Singapore
inclusion model are focused on the moral and professional aspects of inclusion and administrators’ sense
of ownership in inclusion without the presence of the law.
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