Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education


It is now widely acknowledged that to achieve the goal of universal education in India and in order to fulfill provisions laid out in the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 ( Ministry of Human Resource Development, 2009) the education of children with disabilities cannot be put on the back burner. Inclusion or the education of children with disabilities in regular classrooms must be adopted both as an ideology and as a practical solution to support the Education for All adage, and to bring about equity in education in India. In this context, this paper argues for individual initiative on part of schools to extend facilities for children with disabilities within their regular school settings. The paper further provides guidelines that schools can adopt to set up inclusive education practices.