Teachers’ experiences teaching children with special needs: A qualitative inquiry

2023 IJRSE – Volume 12 Issue 1

Available Online:  8 November 2022


Gomez, Dan*
University of Mindanao, Philippines (dangomez031986@gmail.com)

Pascual, Larcyneil
University of Mindanao, Philippines (larcyneil05@gmail.com)

Regidor, Rey
University of Mindanao, Philippines (reyregidor@umindanao.edu.ph)


The purpose of this study was to determine how teachers handle special children with diverse needs. There were 14 informants in in-depth interviews and focus group discussion (FGD). Furthermore, this study employed phenomenological approach. After a thorough analysis, six themes are generated from the challenges of the participants such as extending the patience, complaint from parents, difficulty in handling the students, lack of support from the parents, parents on denial stage, and application of the concept taught in the classroom. On the coping mechanism, the participants disclosed the following themes, mastery of instruction, home visitation, provides an activity, and variety of teaching strategy.

Keywords: student with special needs, exceptionalities, challenges and coping, Philippines


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2022.370

Cite this article:
Gomez, D., Pascual, L., & Regidor, R. (2023). Teachers’ experiences teaching children with special needs: A qualitative inquiry. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 12(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2022.370

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