EDUCATIONAL DIFFERENTIALS AMONG DISABLED CHILDREN: A STUDY IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN UTTAR PRADESH

Dr. Shailendra Pratap Singh

Abstract


Children with special needs require a different educational environment for learning at home and school than normal peers. Educational environment for CWSNs cannot be same as some need physical adjustment, some listening or communication and some observation or experiential adjustment. Due to these educational limitations, CWSNs are unable to achieve learning skills and knowledge effectively and become easy victim of teasing at public places. It is now realized that a disabled child is not a different kind of person. CWSNs are children with special educational needs like all other members of society. The disabled children must have the same right to education, work and participation. Those with mild disability can be educated along with the non-disabled peers in general schools with provision for extra help and support. Moreover education of children with special need (CWSN) has been found to be economical in terms of expense and coverage with non-disabled children in general schools.

 

Children with special needs should be given priority. They have much in common with other children of their age. They have many common aspects of child’s development like: personality, the ability to communicate, resilience and strength, the ability to appreciate and enjoy life and the desire to learn. Such children’s academic achievement increases with parental educational concern and wish. Each child has individual strengths, personality and experiences so particular disabilities will impact differently to individual children. They have all right to be the whole child, develop physically, socially, spiritually and mentally. They have right to education and dignified life. Their involvement in schools also prove with family’s educational awareness. They have educational need, which sometimes may differ from non-disabled peers, that’s why academic performance of such children remain unaffected by family’s educational values. It is needed to educate such family in methods they may support such children in education. Special educational   needs may arise from primary four different types of disability: Physical, Sensory, Mental health, and Learning disability

Keywords


Co Variants, Father’s education, mother’s education, sibling’s education, parental concerns, CWSN, and Elementary Schools in Uttar Pradesh.

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