Education and Children with Special Needs
From Segregation to Inclusion
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Education and Children with Special Needs by Mithu Alur
Book DescriptionThis important book discusses the principles and practice of moving from segregated education to integration and then inclusion in the context of educating children with disabilities in present day India. The actions to be taken are examined at two levels: the level of the system and that of the school. The contributors accordingly discuss a number of important issues including legislative measures, administrative and financial support, equality of opportunities, teacher training, classroom organisation, curriculum modification and parental involvement. Examples of inclusive schooling at work are also provided.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761995852
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 11-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mithu Alur
Journey for Inclusive Education in the Indian Sub-Continent, Paperback (October 2012)
The authors describe a three decade-long change initiative in India to enable children with disabilities to move from segregation and exclusion to inclusive education, and draws lessons for confronting global exclusion.
Inclusive Education Across Cultures, Hardback (December 2008)» View all books by Mithu Alur
This title brings together various perspectives to present a compelling case for inclusive practices, across boundaries in different areas of inclusive education.
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Author Biography - Mithu Alur
Mithu Alur is the founder chairperson of the Spastics Society of India (SSI) and the movement that began in 1972 and spread to 16 of the 31 states. Her work was honoured by the government when the organization received the Best Voluntary Agency Award in 1987; she received the Padmashri in 1989. She has played several roles as a parent, an educationist, a social reformer and an academic activist. The findings of her doctoral thesis on policy in India were entitled 'Invisible Children: A Study of Policy Exclusion'. The findings of this study led her to set up the National Resource Centre for Inclusion, an Indo-Canadian initiative to move away from segregation to inclusive education. She has published numerous articles and research studies on children with special needs. She is principal coordinator of the National Resource Centre for Inclusion and convener of the All India Regional Alliance for Inclusive Education as well as the Asia Pacific Alliance for Inclusive Education. She heads the Indian team of UNESCO's Four Nation Study and has been the conceptualizer of the North South Dialogues. She has been appointed as member of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE).
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