Including the differently abled.

T, Remadevi (2014) Including the differently abled. Learning Curve (23). pp. 54-57.

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In a society which gives a dimension of ‘ faith ’ to disability, considering it as a punishment for the sins of present or former birth, inclusion of people with disability is a long process. Usually sympathy overrides rights based perspective. Preference is mainly or solely for care, cure and rehabilitation (rehabilitation is generally restricted to admitting in an institute which will take care of their basic needs on charitable grounds) and disability is perceived as the problem of individuals and their families. “I can never forgive myself for the misery I have caused to my son. Why did I neglect when I was told not to attend the funeral of my uncle while I was pregnant? My child is suffering because of by disobedience. I made him handicapped” - A graduate mother Even though India is committed to education for all by the 86th amendment of the Constitution making education fundamental right to all children, both the government and private institutions lacks clear understanding about its meaning, relevance and a clear definition .

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: T, Remadevi
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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