Challenges and opportunities in efforts towards inclusive education: reflections from India

  title={Challenges and opportunities in efforts towards inclusive education: reflections from India},
  author={Nidhi Singal},
  journal={International Journal of Inclusive Education},
  pages={827 - 840}
  • N. Singal
  • Published 3 June 2019
  • Education
  • International Journal of Inclusive Education
ABSTRACT Across the globe, the Salamanca Statement has provided the strongest impetus for drawing attention to the education of some of the most marginalised groups. In India, it has had a significant and specific impact on the provision of schooling opportunities for children with disabilities. This paper provides a critical analysis of key developments in national policies and programmes and how these have shaped provision at the classroom level. Drawing on Nancy Fraser’s conception of… 
Inclusive University Education in Bolivia: The Actors and Their Discourses
Education policies in Bolivia and other parts of Latin America have improved significantly in recent years. However, there continue to be barriers to higher education for students with specific
Unpacking the Possible: A Qualitative Case Study of Inclusive Teacher Practice in India
Research on teachers and inclusive education in India has largely been conducted using standardised, quantitative measures of teacher attitudes, efficacy and behaviour. There is little focus on
A Comparison of Provision and Access to Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities in a Metropolitan City and a Rural District in Telangana State, India
In response to international agreements, recent Indian legislation has raised expectations that all children, regardless of need or ability, should gain access to formal education that is inclusive
Inclusive education: thinking beyond systems
ABSTRACT Systems thinking has dominated debates and policy discourses on inclusive education, resulting in an almost exclusive focus on children and formal schooling. Based on the BAICE Presidential
Are children with disabilities in school and learning? Evidence from a household survey in rural Punjab, Pakistan
ABSTRACT Invisibility of children with disabilities in data on educational access and learning is a key policy challenge for tracking progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. In this
Christian values in education: teachers in India narrate the impact of their faith and values on practice
ABSTRACT India’s education system is complex because it has to meet the needs of a population which is culturally, geographically, politically, religiously and economically diverse. The principal
Learning, Marginalization, and Improving the Quality of Education in Low-income Countries
National and global experts present multiple broad thematic papers – ranging from the effects of migration and improving teaching to the potential of educational technologies, and better metrics for
Promt Scaffolding in Learning Life Skills for Self-Development of Intellectual Disabilities Students in Inclusive Primary School
Scaffolding promt plays an important role in improving the life skills of students with intellectual disabilities so that they are independent in their daily activities. This study aims to
Education of Children with Disabilities in Rural Indian Government Schools: A Long Road to Inclusion
In India, there has been a surge in the enrolment of children who were traditionally excluded from the education system, and a rise in the number of children with disabilities studying in mainstream schools.
Professional development for inclusive education: insights from India


Inclusive Education in India: International concept, national interpretation
This article examines education of children belonging to marginalised groups, with particular reference to children with disabilities, within the Indian context. Based on an analysis of
Working towards inclusion: reflections from the classroom
Segregation, integration, inclusion and effective provision: a case study of perspectives from special educational needs children, parents and teachers in Bangalore, India
Educating special educational needs (SEN) children in special schools is the norm in India but there is a growing trend towards inclusive practice. Perspectives were sought from children, their
Education of children with disabilities in India and Pakistan: Critical analysis of developments in the last 15 years
This article presents an analysis of key developments in educational policies and strategies, since 2000, in relation to the education of children with disabilities in India and Pakistan. It responds
Education, childhood and disability in countries of the South – Re-positioning the debates
We embarked on the ambitious project of a Special Issue on ‘Education, Childhood and Disability in Countries of the South: Re-positioning the Debates’ with the intention of challenging dominant
Probe Revisited: A Report on Elementary Education in India
Coming a decade after the first Public Report on Basic Education (PROBE), this report is written from the perspective of those who despite yearning for good quality education find themselves excluded
Inclusion: by choice or by chance?
This paper explores the development internationally of the inclusive education perspective. Inclusive education as a late modernity reform project is exemplified in the call for ‘Education for All’.
Nearly Two Decades after the Implementation of Persons with Disabilities Act: Concerns of Indian Teachers to Implement Inclusive Education.
Murray State University This study examined the concerns of regular secondary school teachers in Delhi, India in order to work with students with disabilities in inclusive education settings. A total