Implementing Special Needs Education in Malaysia: Issues and Challenges
Inclusive education continues to receive serious attention globally, and this article critically argues the need to
understand the issues and challenges facing the implementation of inclusive education in Malaysia specifically the Special
Needs education. This article focusses on the children with disabilities in Malaysian context. The six main challenges
discussed in this article are facilities, perception and attitudes, resources, teaching materials, early intervention programme and
accredited examination. The article strongly suggests that more serious efforts of special education programme require
continuous effort and commitment from all stakeholders especially the government.
Keywords - Access, Equity Inclusive, Special Needs Education.