Inclusive Education in India
Concepts, Methods and Practice
This collection of essays is an attempt to rethink the question of Inclusion in
School Education in the Indian context, looking at Inclusion as an organic
element of the pedagogical process itself, going beyond the treating the
symptom approach of Special Education/Special Needs Education. With
contributions from India and Germany, the essays that comprise the volume
are grouped into three sections.
The conceptual essays in the first section address questions about the
relationship between education and phenomena such as globalization,
rising inequalities, increased migration. The three essays in the second
section look in detail at Exclusion in the Indian context under the three
categories: Caste, Poverty/Child Labour and Gender, to try and highlight
the fact that exclusion from school education is systemic in an unequal
and stratified society that India still is. The third section brings together five
examples of possibilities of education as inclusive praxis.
Editors: Milind Brahme, M Suresh Babu and Thomas Müller
Publisher: Mosaic Books, New Delhi, India.