Impact of School-Community Collaboration on the Academic Achievements of Learners with Disabilities in Inclusive Schools Within Tamale Metropolis

  • Issaka Cecilia Alimatu Institute for Distance and Continuing Learning, University for Development Studies, Tamale
Keywords: School, Community; Tamale Metropolis; Inclusive Education; Collaboration; Children with Disabilities; Learning Outcomes


The Purpose: This study examined how school-community collaboration affects the learning outcomes of learners with disabilities in inclusive schools in the Tamale Metropolis, Ghana. This piece delves into how schools and communities working together can enhance the educational growth and achievements of children with disabilities in inclusive learning environments. Methodology/Design/Approach: This study utilises questionnaires to gather data, employing a quantitative research design. The participants of this survey were selected using a simple random sampling technique. The study involved a sample of 100 participants, consisting of teachers and parents/guardians of learners with special needs in inclusive schools within the Tamale Metropolis. The data is analysed using Excel and APA (Version 27) analytical tools to establish frequencies, and patterns, and gain insights into the study. Findings: This paper highlights the importance of schools and communities working together to improve the educational outcomes of children with disabilities in inclusive environments. It revealed that collaborative efforts, including community involvement in curriculum development, provision of support services, and awareness campaigns, have a positive impact on academic performance, communal integration, and the general well-being of children with disabilities. In addition, the study emphasises the significance of forming partnerships to overcome obstacles to inclusive education and create a supportive learning environment for all students. Originality/Value: This study contributes to the existing research by providing empirical evidence on the significance of school-community collaboration. It improves the academic success of children with disabilities within inclusive schools. This research brings to light the effectiveness of the collaboration between the school and the host community in promoting inclusive education and advocating for the rights of children with disabilities. It highlights the significance of collaborative initiatives in achieving these goals.


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How to Cite
Alimatu, I. C. (2024). Impact of School-Community Collaboration on the Academic Achievements of Learners with Disabilities in Inclusive Schools Within Tamale Metropolis. International Journal of Social Science Research and Review, 7(6), 118-131.