Character Education Across Cultures: How Uganda Develops Students Desired Characters In Inclusive Perspective

Juma Abdu Wamaungo

Abstract


The second goal of the UN Millennium Development calls for universal primary education by 2015. Is this goal too ambitious? How much have/are the educational systems doing around the world to achieve this goal? Is the political will there? Is education really inclusive? These questions and many more are much of moral questions. Inclusive education that is concerned with all learners, with a focus on those who have traditionally been excluded from educational opportunities such as learners with special needs and disabilities, children from ethnic and linguistic minorities could be one of the many ways of achieving the second UN Millennium Development goal, hence showing how different cultures responds to the different needs of learners. This paper engages a debate on whether the education system is actually inclusive or not and entails norms of the land. The paper focuses mainly on the inclusion of children and/or people with disabilities; the challenges children and/or people with disabilities face; and lastly the role that distance education could play towards achieving inclusive education.


Keywords


Character Education, Character in an Inclusive Setting, and Uganda

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25078/ijhsrs.v1i1.149

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