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A Road Map for the Access and Inclusion in Education for Persons with Klinefelter Syndrome (Gender Disorder)
AbstractIt is not possible to achieve equality in society without the inclusion of the marginalized sector of society. The third gender, also is known as Khwaja Sira in South East Asia, is a chromosomal genetic disorder when a male child is born with an extra X chromosome, also known as 47XXY. This research project was designed to examine school principals' views on the barriers in access to education for persons with KS and the perceptions of persons with KS to get admission in regular schools of Pakistan. This project's objective was to develop a road map for access to and inclusion in education for persons with Klinefelter syndrome in the educational institute of Province Punjab. A quantitative research design was used to conduct this study. The researcher developed two separate questionnaires for school principals and persons with KS. 150 school principals were selected from regular and special schools of government and private sectors using a random sampling technique. 100 KS persons were chosen for the survey by using a cluster sampling method. Key findings revealed that the attitudinal barrier is still a significant barrier in access to educational opportunities perceived by school principals (mean=15.92) and persons with KS (mean=24.93). Based on the research conclusion, a road map was developed in the project, which suggests guidelines to stakeholders for accessible education for persons with Klinefelter syndrome.
- Hina Fazil
- Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan