ERIC Number: EJ922794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Cross-Cultural Considerations regarding Inclusion and Service Provision for Children with Disabilities in India
Browning, Ellen R.; Caro, Patricia; Shastry, Sunita P.
Journal of International Special Needs Education, v14 n1 p32-39 2011
Providing services for children with disabilities has been a part of the culture of India for generations. However service provision has been within the context of family and community rather than in the public sector and thus has been inclusive by its very nature. This article describes current educational provisions and practices in India for individuals with disabilities, and suggests the need for a cross-cultural perspective regarding inclusion. Within a cultural context suggestions are provided for transitioning to full inclusion utilizing existing programs with recommendations for future research.
Descriptors: Inclusion, Cross Cultural Studies, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Public Sector, Cultural Context, Special Education, Delivery Systems, Access to Education, Mainstreaming, Cultural Influences, Educational History, Educational Practices, Special Schools, Community Involvement, Attitudes toward Disabilities
Division of International Special Education and Services, Council for Exceptional Children. 2900 Crystal Drive Suite 1000, Arlington, VA 22202. Tel: 888-232-7733; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: India