Inclusive education: the way ahead

Balasundaram, Pramila (2013) Inclusive education: the way ahead. Learning Curve (21). pp. 20-22.

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In spite of the term “Inclusive Education” being more or less accepted globally, there seem to be some differences in the way the term “inclusion” is interpreted and practiced. The concept of inclusive education has emerged as a global movement to challenge exclusionary policies and practices and has become an effective approach to address the learning needs of ALL students in mainstream schools. In short, ‘inclusion’ refers to the opportunity for persons with a disability to participate fully in all of the educational, employment, consumer, recreational, community and domestic activities that typify everyday society. This includes the intellectually disabled as well. The quest for an acceptable lifestyle for persons with intellectual disabilities in particular, has passed many milestones such as the UNCRPD, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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