A qualitative study based on inclusive education for children with disabilities in private schools in Kolkata
Arnab Chowdhury, Jayanta Mete
Inclusive Education (IE) is a new approach towards educating the children with disability and learning difficulties with that of normal ones within the same roof. It brings all students together in one classroom and community, regardless of their strengths or weaknesses in any area, and seeks to maximize the potential of all students. It is one of the most effective ways in which to promote an inclusive and tolerant society. It is known that 73 million children of primary school age were out of school in 2010, down from a high of over 110 million out-of-school children in the mid-1990s, according to new estimates by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). ‘Inclusive education’ policy has been introduced in India, however the concept is in its infancy This qualitative study analyses the case of children with disabilities studying in private inclusive schools of Kolkata. It discusses the development of self concept, elucidates the benefits and challenges of children with disabilities in inclusive education. We then suggest recommendations for improvements in implementing inclusive education in India.
Arnab Chowdhury, Jayanta Mete. A qualitative study based on inclusive education for children with disabilities in private schools in Kolkata. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 6, 2017, Pages 507-510