Available Online: 12 July 2021
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The purpose of the present study entitled “School Interventions and Coping Mechanisms of Differently-Abled Students in Mainstream Schools: An Analysis” is to explore the day-to-day experiences of students who are both physically and verbally challenged. It aimed to identify the interventions done by the schools where they are enrolled and the coping strategies they use as they co-exist with regular students. The study used the descriptive qualitative method, conducted through a series of interviews and observations during the school year 2019-2020 in four (4) private schools in Silay City. As a result, the study shows that school interventions help students to progress toward coping and become more effective in attaining emotional and academic success. In this study, coping is placed within the context of the student’s progressive confrontation with his or her disability, including dealing with the school system, infrastructure, and teachers’ and students’ regards. After a series of coding and recoding, five primary themes emerged in the findings: Self- Esteem, Self-Concept, Self-Discipline, Motivation for self-improvement and Positive outlook. Findings of this research will be valuable for students, instructors, school administrators and researchers.
Keywords: students, differently-abled, coping strategies, school system, Silay City
Cite this article:
Zamora, F., & Ticao, M. (2021). School interventions and coping strategies of differently-abled students in mainstreet schools: An analysis. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(8), 103-111. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.683