About the Book :
As inclusive culture begins to pervade through the educational systems it is imperative for the educationists, policy makers and other stakeholders to understand the phenomenon as it exists. This book clarifies concepts, elucidate contextual realities, and build a working model for inclusive education in India. It brings to the audience the experiences of children with disabilities within inclusive school settings and how the school responds to their varied needs. With its structures, rules, and objectives, a school is like a microcosm of the world. Thus, the schools must model the behaviour and attitudes which are transferred to the posterity. The book surfaces myriad of issues which affect the culture, policy and practice of schools and recommends a way forward.
About Author :
Ashima Das is working in the field of counselling psychology, disability, mental health, health research and development for last ten years. She pursued her doctoral degree at Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She is a recipient of National Kusuma Best Young Researcher Award (2010) for her distinguished work in the field of education of children with disabilities. She has published extensively, one of her well-known book Differential Childhood which deals with developmental perspectives and inclusive educational initiatives for children with disabilities.
Shankar Das is a Professor and the Chairperson of the Centre for Health Policy, Planning and Management in the School of Health System Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India. In 2012 he was a Visiting Fellow at the LSE to develop cross-cultural Indo-UK policy research in area of elderly health care. Dr. Das has published extensively in reputed peer reviewed journals and written books on diverse subjects.
Ruth Kattumuri is Co-Director of the India Observatory and Asia Research Centre at the London School of Economics (LSE). In over two decades of experience in higher education in UK and India, Dr. Kattumuri has pioneered several innovative knowledge and skills development programmes. She is a Cambridge Commonwealth Fellow and is also adviser to education and development related organisations in UK and various educational institutions in Asia.