The Designated Priority Level (DPL) System: Establishing Priority Levels for Students with Special Needs in Brunei Darussalam
- priority levels for students with special needs; special education; inclusive education; Designated Priority Level System; students with special needs; inclusive schools; School-Based Team; Brunei Darussalam
Students with special needs can achieve their potential in schools that foster acceptance and when taught by teachers who are willing to adapt or modify the curriculum to meet their needs. It was this vision which catapulted special education within mainstream schools in Brunei Darussalam in 1994 and continues to be the thrust in the current Strategic Objective 2 (SO2) of the 2018-2022 MoE Strategic Plan namely, to provide equal and equitable access to quality education. Determining the allocation of appropriate support and resources is, however, a complex process. As such, the Designated Priority Levels (DPL) system was developed to prioritise the level of support and resources required by students with special needs. This paper will first discuss the identified barriers in the implementation of inclusive education in Brunei Darussalam followed by an overview of the DPL system to demonstrate how it can be used to establish the priority level of every student with special needs.
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TY - CONF AU - Aurelia Escoto- Kemp AU - Rohani AU - Rosmawijah AU - Ratna Suraini PY - 2019/12 DA - 2019/12 TI - The Designated Priority Level (DPL) System: Establishing Priority Levels for Students with Special Needs in Brunei Darussalam BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Special Education (ICSE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 355 EP - 359 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://www.atlantis-press.com/article/125928818 ID - Kemp2019/12 ER -