ERIC Number: ED246621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Education and Training of Children and Adults with Special Needs: An Indian Perspective.
Government documents, brochures and annual reports of private agencies, and a taped narrative were reviewed to examine the educational and training needs of handicapped children and adults in India. The investigation centered around five questions: Who are the handicapped and how are they defined? What methods are used to identify them and assess their needs? What are the basic objectives of the services being provided and how are they delivered? What qualifications are required of professional staff? What lies ahead for the handicapped in India? A number of government centers, institutes, and training programs were briefly described including the National Institute for the Visually Handicapped, The National Institute for The Orthopaedically Handicapped, and 13 vocational rehabilitation centers established by the Ministry of Labor. Listed were the benefits available through India's different ministries and departments of the central government. Also considered was the Grants-in-Aid Program which provides financial assistance to voluntary social welfare agencies. In addition, five private facilities in Bombay were examined. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (62nd, Washington, DC, April 23-27, 1984).