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Disquiet among teachers towards inclusive education programme in government schools of Chandigarh, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Community Education and Disability Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
  • 2Department of Community Education and Disability Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 6, Issue (9), Pages 17-22, September,14 (2017)


Inclusive Education is a process through which Children with Special Needs are settled into the regular schools with normal children. It is an education system in which each child is welcomed and his/her abilities, capabilities, uniqueness etc. are respected. In this education system childrenís individual differences are recognized and attention is given to each child accordingly. It has become imperative for the teachers to understand the different needs of each child as they are the vital pillar of education system. It is their responsibility to provide education to children according to their capacities with respect to their individualities. But it is not easy to identify the different and unique needs of special children as the teachers generally do not acquire the knowledge or practice to handle such children. The present study aimed to find out the worries among teachers for Inclusive Education. The researchers collected qualitative data from 200 teachers of twenty Government Schools of Chandigarh (U.T.). Teachers were interviewed and observed regarding their qualms for Inclusive Education. At the end of the study recommendations given by the teachers to overcome the worries for Inclusive Education have also been stated.


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