31 May '16, 2am

Survey on inclusiveness for special needs kids shows S’porean parents are self-interested: https://t.co/hnQvYjzWUC

Survey on inclusiveness for special needs kids shows S’porean parents are self-interested: https://t.co/hnQvYjzWUC

Singapore’s Lien Foundation — a bunch of people who manage heck of a lot of money for good causes — released findings of a survey on special needs children they commissioned in the month of April this year. Among the questions they asked roughly 1,000 Singaporeans were: 1. How supportive are you of the idea of inclusive education? and 2. How comfortable would you be if your (typical developing) child were a) attending the same school, b) in the same class and c) seated next to a child with special needs? Their findings were unsurprising — if you’re a cynic — and immensely discouraging, if you’re an idealist: To question 1, some 71 per cent voiced their vociferous support for this great concept. Screenshot from here Unfortunately, this didn’t translate into reality. Here are the responses to question 2: Screenshot from here That’s a 13, 18 and 21 per cent discrepancy respec...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/05/survey-on-inclusiveness-for-...

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