INCLUSIVE EDUCATION CURRICULUM FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Astri Sutisnawati

Abstract


Education is the essential need for everyone to ensure his life to be worth more. For this reason, as
stated in Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia 1945 article 31 clause 1, Indonesia has an
obligation to assure a qualified education service for every citizen without any differences,
including for those who are with disabilities. Nevertheless, Indonesian education system has not
accommodated the diversity yet, so it causes a segmentation of educational institutes which is
based on the students’ differences of religion, ethnic, physical, and mentality. Nine years –
compulsory basic education is a national issue which becomes the responsibility for all national
components, particularly the national education department and the local government. Meanwhile,
educational institution is not only designed for those children who do not have disability, but also
for those exceptional children. These exceptional children are considered as incapable children, so
they need to be guided. This guidance is such an educational service given by their schools.
Inclusive school is a regular scholl which coordinates and integrates both regular and exceptional
children within the same program. The significance of inclusive school is preparing educational
system for exceptional children. The main purpose pf this school is not only for nine years –
compulsory basic education but also for their human rights, particularly for their happiness.
Inclusive school is begun by changing people’s mindset where it will be the whole part. Therefore,
exceptional children will be confident, calm, respected, protected, loved, happy, and responsible


Keywords


Inclusive Education, Exceptional Children

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