The Implementation of Inclusive Education for Children with Special Needs in Indonesia: A Case of Sidoarjo District in East Java
This is an independent study at the Institute of Domestic Administration on the implementation of Inclusive Education for Children with Special Needs. It aims at examining and describing how special education is organized, the factors that influence it, as well as how to improve it in Sidoarjo District. The research was conducted at regional government work units, namely in the ranks of the Sidoarjo District Education Office in East Java Province. The study used the descriptive qualitative research method with an inductive approach. The data and information collection techniques were carried out by observation, interviews, documentation, and triangulation. Meanwhile, data analysis techniques were carried out by data reduction, analysis, presentation, and conclusion drawing or verification of research. Findings indicate that the implementation of special education in Sidoarjo District has been running in accordance with the provisions in place, but there are still some obstacles in its implementation that have not been handled properly by the Sidoarjo District Government, especially the Education Office’s communication, resources use, dis- position and bureaucratic structure. There are efforts being made by the regional government to overcome obstacles in the provision of special education in Sidoarjo District like the provision of adequate budgets, continuous guidance of special guidance teachers, and continuous socialization of the initiative to the community whose children need specialeducation.