With the proclamation of human rights and impact of the philosophy of humanism, there has been a worldwide call for providing humane treatment to the disabled and putting an end to their isolation.
Written in the same context, the book developed as per the issued directives of NCTE equips its readers with the knowledge, understanding, skills, interests and attitude needed for working in the inclusive schools. It acquaints them with all the essentials related to the nature of the different types of disabilities or impairments, diversities and exceptionalities of the children belonging to an inclusive school, the need and means of introducing the required adaptations in the environmental conditions, curriculum, teaching-learning strategies, teaching-learning aids and equipment, methods of assessing the progress of the diverse children, and likewise so many other things and requirements for fulfilling their responsibilities towards the diverse children in the inclusive set-up of the school.
It is primarily designed for the students of secondary and elementary teacher education (B.Ed., B.El. Ed., D.Ed.) of the teacher training institutes.
• Full coverage of the current syllabi prescribed for B. Ed., B. El. Ed. and D. Ed. in a user-friendly language
• Comprehensive description of the various aspects of inclusive education and children with special needs (CWSN) such as historical perspectives to disability and inclusive education, needed pedagogical and assessment approaches for CWSN, educational provisions for the disabled at national and international levels, and so forth
• Inclusion of recent topics such as learning styles in the context of different types of disabilities and CWSN, forms of exclusions on various grounds including disabilities in Indian education, approaches and models of inclusion, individual education programme, assistive and adaptive technologies, and so on
• Comprises chapter-end summary for quick glance of the concepts
• B. El. Ed.