Equality, quality and quantity: challenges in inclusive education policy and service provision in India
International Journal of Inclusive Education
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Despite government efforts to provide services for children with disabilities in line with recommendations from international aid agencies, the 2003 Census of Individuals with Disabilities found that over 90% remain unserved. This paper identifies some of the limitations of these efforts in the context of the census findings, with particular reference to the issues of under‐representation of specific groups and identification. The 2003 Education For All (EFA) programme and recent policy initiatives, the Right to Education Bill 2005, the Action Plan for Inclusion in Education of Children and Youth with Disabilities (IECYD) 2005 and the National Policy for Persons with Disabilities 2006, are examined for their responsiveness to these concerns.
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Kalyanpur, Maya PhD, "Equality, quality and quantity: challenges in inclusive education policy and service provision in India" (2008). School of Leadership and Education Sciences: Faculty Scholarship. 10.
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Kalyanpur, M. (2008). Equality, quality and quantity: challenges in inclusive education policy and service provision in India. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 12 (3), 243-262. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603110601103162