Management of Inclusive Early Childhood Education Based On Child Friendly School

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Elizabeth Wahyu Margareth Indira, Agus Hermanto, Suwito Eko Pramono, Mintarsih Arbarini


Inclusive education is an educational service that provides opportunities for all students who have disabilities and have the potential for intelligence or special talents to participate in education together with other students. This writing aims to describe and analyze the management model for inclusive early childhood education (ECE) that has been implemented, develop and analyze the management model for inclusive early childhood education that is appropriate to the needs, test the feasibility of the child-friendly school-based inclusion ECE management model, analyze the effectiveness of the management model for inclusive early childhood education developed.

The criteria for child-friendly schools according to include: reflecting on and exercising children's rights in school; see children as a whole, as part of the family, school and community; centered on student progress; sensitive to gender differences and friendly to female students; prioritizing progress in the quality of learning outcomes; provide education that is relevant to life; flexible in dealing with differences; being open to inclusive education and respecting equal opportunities; support mental and physical health; providing affordable and accessible education; strengthen the capacity, values, commitment and status of teachers; focus and involve the family; focus and involve the environment around the school.

Management of education in inclusive ECE can be started from adjusting the vision, mission and goals of ECE with an inclusive setting; preparation of programs for the implementation and development of inclusive education; acceptance of students with inclusion settings; understanding of the diversity of characteristics of children with special needs; preparation of curriculum and teaching materials; prepare Human Resources; preparing a learning system and reporting on child development; provision of facilities and infrastructure; cooperation with other parties, and monitoring and evaluation of the Inclusive ECE program.

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