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ERIC Number: EJ852041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Transformational Learning: A Description of How Inclusionary Practice Was Accepted in India
Timmons, Vianne; Alur, Mithu
International Journal of Special Education, v19 n1 p38-48 2004
In this article, a program to support inclusive education in India is presented. India is described as a country with many challenges and much historical strength. Developing inclusive educational practice in a country with one billion people, an attitude of charity towards people deemed less fortunate and extremely limited resources is a challenge. The key components of sustainable inclusive practice are: understanding the concept, ownership of the approach and a commitment to further the process through proper policy channels. A process of the transformation of an organization that provided segregated services to children with special needs and moved to an organization which promotes and supports inclusive practice is described. Transformation requires multiple approaches and this paper will focus on the journey the staff undertook to achieve their goal.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India