Play for all : designing inclusive play spaces

Srinivasan, Rajashree (2021) Play for all : designing inclusive play spaces. Learning Curve (10). pp. 8-12. ISSN 2582-1644

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I go back to the year 1999 when I was collecting data for my Ph D work at a school which then called itself ‘inclusive’, for, in that decade, it was deemed so if schools had a separate building for educating children with disabilities within the precincts of a regular school. During lunch and playtime, I watched non-disabled siblings and friends of children with disabilities standing outside the gates of this wing, waiting to embrace their siblings and gleefully clasp their hands and run towards the playground. While many struggled to run, what stood out was laughter, screams of joy, camaraderie, warmth, and empathy. When it was time to return after recess or play, it was a sad sight to watch. Children with disabilities never wanted to return to their classes. Their siblings would sit for a while to placate them. Teachers would offer comforting words.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Srinivasan, Rajashree
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Play and education, Indian schooling system, Play -- Indian education, Inclusive play
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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