CHALLENGES FACED BY SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS IN INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS AT THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL
The primary purpose of the present study was to observe the challenges faced by the special needs students in inclusive classrooms at the university level in Multan, Punjab. Pakistan. The objectives of the study were(i) to explore the problems faced by the student with special needs at the university level, (ii) To identify where the student needs special support (iii) to analyze the perceived inclusion dimension of quality of the educational process of special students. The study was qualitative. The study was delimited to three (03) different departments (Education, Psychology and Sociology) of BZU Multan Pakistan. The sample size was eighteen (18) special students of these three departments. An interview schedule was designed a semi-structured. The mode of data collection was a survey to get responses from the special students by semi-structured interview questions. The data of the study were analyzed by using the thematic analysis technique. The present study showed that students with disabilities face lack of expectations in their educational process, and a positive attitude of classmates was found towards special students. The results suggested that the students with special needs require additional support in their educational process, develop peer relationships. The policy of inclusion of education is still not well implemented into our educational process.