Challenges of Inclusive Education in India

Keywords: Inclusive Education, Disability, Learning Challenges, Children with Disabilities


The goal of inclusive education is to educate kids with disabilities and learning challenges alongside regular kids under one roof. It gathers all students in one classroom, focusing on maximising each student’s potential without taking into account their areas of strength or weakness. According to inclusive education, all categories of people with disabilities should have equal access to school and that extra attention should be given to the learning requirements of children with disabilities.The Indian government expedited the new Inclusive Education programme in order to meet the 2010 deadline for Education for All (EFA). The goal of inclusion is to ensure that a varied range of learners, including individuals with disabilities, speakers of other languages and cultures, families and homes, and interests and learning styles, are included. As far as we are aware, the Indian government has already implemented the RTE Act of 2009, which guarantees free and compulsory education for children between the ages of 6 and 14 years old, regardless of their caste, gender, colour, religion, disability, or language. Education for all helped to integrate many communities, including children from disabled families and members of Scheduled Tribes and Castes, into the mainstream of education. The inclusive education model serves as the foundation for education for everyone. Additionally, love, acceptance, and a sense of belonging are necessities for every child. Nonetheless, it offers them a completely new viewpoint on how to handle diversity or combat unfavourable sentiments. This article explains the idea of inclusive education in India, as well as its implementation’s difficulties.

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