Astronomy Education for the Persons with Disability: A Systematic Literature Review

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https://doi.org/10.24857/rgsa.v18n9-090

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Education, Science, Astronomy, Initiative, Disable Person

Abstract

Objective: This research is carried out to deliberate the involvement of disabled people in the field of astronomy as well as the role, contribution and importance of astronomy to them. In addition, this study also examines the initiatives which have been taken to reduce the gap between communities in guaranteeing equal rights in the aspect of education for those groups.

 

Method: This study is a qualitative study which employs an approach of document analysis, through a comprehensive search of academic databases, government reports, and grey literature, relevant studies were analyzed using thematic analysis.

 

Results and Discussion: The results of this study found a lack in the number of programs and activities carried out for disabled people in Malaysia in the aspect of astronomical science education, in addition to a lack of suitable instruments and facilities to enable these groups to gain exposure to astronomy.

 

Research Implications: This study is anticipated to widen government awareness and venues to people with disabilities in ensuring that they have equal access and opportunities for full participation in the implemented astronomical science programmes.

 

Originality/Value: This study contributes to the literature by conducting a systematic review of the literature on astronomy education for the disabled person. The finding might have enlightened the needs of disabled people in astronomy education.

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2024-05-06

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Nawawi , ‘Iffah M., Safiai , M. H., Jamsari, E. A., Ashari , M. Z. A. H., & Ahmad, M. Y. (2024). Astronomy Education for the Persons with Disability: A Systematic Literature Review. Revista De Gestão Social E Ambiental, 18(9), e06392. https://doi.org/10.24857/rgsa.v18n9-090

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