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ERIC Number: EJ777624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug-15
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Special Education in India at the Crossroads
Thirumurthy, Vidya; Jayaraman, Brinda
Childhood Education, v83 n6 p380 Aug 2007
In this article, the authors first discuss the multi-tiered Indian education system. Then, they examine the challenges for special education in India, including: (1) the issues surrounding appropriate assessment in a multilingual country, which is enhanced by marked differences in children's socioeconomic status; (2) social stigma of disabilities as well as teachers' lack of preparation in special education; and (3) the lack of government-supported efforts at identifying children with special needs. Finally, the authors outline some organizational and governmental efforts currently underway in India to promote awareness, training, and support for the education of students with disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India