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Information and communication technologies in inclusive education for Côte d'Ivoire: case of physical handicapped students of Felix Houphouet Boigny University of Cocody

Author Affiliations

  • 1Université Félix Houphouët Boigny, UFR UFR des Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société, Institut d'Ethno-Sociologie, Département de Sociologie, 22 BP 535 Abidjan 22, Côte d'Ivoire

Res. J.Educational Sci., Volume 7, Issue (1), Pages 1-11, January,1 (2019)

Abstract

The study 'ICT and Inclusive Education' highlights the contribution of inclusive education and ICTs in the process of integrating students specifically the physically disabled in Côte d'Ivoire. Indeed, for decades, the disabled are subject to blatant exclusion in the educational world. They make up a third of the world's unschooled population. In Côte d'Ivoire, several policies have been put in place to allow everyone to have the same opportunities to learn, to train and integrate but alas these policies are still insufficient. This study assesses the integration policy of people with physical disabilities. A survey conducted on the basis of data from the Grouping for the Integration of Physically Handicapped Students of Côte d'Ivoire, allowed the sampling of 54 students. The type of sample produced is reasoned sampling. The results show that 53% of girls and 60% of boys with disabilities are satisfied with schooling benefits. However, the vast majority of respondents are not satisfied with the conditions of teaching and tutorials. 90.47 and 86.20% respectively are obtained for the first and second cycles. At the level of library services, 50% remain unhappy, while 22.22% say they are satisfied and 27.78% find the service acceptable. This research work contributes to a better understanding of ICT-based inclusive education and its impact in the academic life of the physically disabled.

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