Year 2018, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 121 - 143 2018-12-31

Empowering Mothers of Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Inclusion

Hatice BAYRAKLI [1] , Bulbin SUCUOGLU [2]

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Parents of young children with special needs in inclusion are among key stakeholders influencing the effectiveness of inclusion. There is significant evidence to suggest, however, that difficulties they encounter throughout inclusion hinder parents to perform their role as partners. This suggests that their role in their child’s education would be highly limited unless their needs resulting from the challenges they face are not met. Meeting their needs would empower them in fulfilling their roles and increase the success of inclusion. This study examines the development and evaluation of a needs-based training program designed for the mothers of children with special needs enrolled in inclusive preschools in North Cyprus. Aiming to support them in overcoming the difficulties they experience throughout inclusion by empowering them as partners, present study employs a mixed methods approach with a dominant qualitative strand. Findings of the study suggest the program have positive contributions to participating mothers and their children.

Early childhood inclusion, mothers’ needs, training program, collaboration, empowerment
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Orcid: 0000-0001-6917-4146
Author: Hatice BAYRAKLI (Primary Author)
Country: Cyprus

Orcid: 0000-0002-8733-9765
Author: Bulbin SUCUOGLU
Institution: Hacettepe University
Country: Turkey


Publication Date: December 31, 2018

Bibtex @research article { intjecse512387, journal = {International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education}, issn = {1308-5581}, address = {İbrahim H. DİKEN}, year = {2018}, volume = {10}, pages = {121 - 143}, doi = {10.20489/intjecse.512387}, title = {Empowering Mothers of Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Inclusion}, key = {cite}, author = {BAYRAKLI, Hatice and SUCUOGLU, Bulbin} }
APA BAYRAKLI, H , SUCUOGLU, B . (2018). Empowering Mothers of Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Inclusion. International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education, 10 (2), 121-143. DOI: 10.20489/intjecse.512387
MLA BAYRAKLI, H , SUCUOGLU, B . "Empowering Mothers of Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Inclusion". International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education 10 (2018): 121-143 <>
Chicago BAYRAKLI, H , SUCUOGLU, B . "Empowering Mothers of Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Inclusion". International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education 10 (2018): 121-143
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Vancouver BAYRAKLI H , SUCUOGLU B . Empowering Mothers of Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Inclusion. International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education. 2018; 10(2): 143-121.