Inclusive education systems wherein each individual has equal opportunity for
educational progress is a top global priority. India has adopted a rights-based
approach to inclusion of children with disabilities by ratifying the UN Convention
on Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the UN Convention on Rights of Persons
with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Education systems that are designed to be inclusive,
equitable and empowering can help build inclusive societies. This dynamic and
organic connection between education and society lies at the heart of creating
change and achieving social justice.
Prepared by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and
commissioned by UNESCO New Delhi, the report is based on extensive research of national and international literature and attempts to provide comprehensive information on the current status of education of CWDs, evidence of achievements and continuing concerns. The report has taken a participatory approach with contributions, in the form of case studies, from specialists and those working directly in the field. Feedback and suggestions from a series of peer-reviews conducted with key stakeholders have helped improve and complete the report.
Source: UNESCO Office New Delhi
People Involved: Mythili Ramchand, Bhagyalaxmi Velugu, Archana Mehendale