Volume 4 Issue 14 - July 15, 2006

Haryana, a role model for inclusive education

D.N.I.S. News Network Haryana aims to start a model inclusive school in each and every block in the state so that children with special needs do not have to travel long distances to study. It has already set an example for other states by including 28,445 children with special needs into the Integrated Education Programme under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan.

The State has started Home Based Education programmes to meet the learning requirements of the 31,907 children identified so far. This programme is being implemented through model inclusive schools, an example that is now being considered worth replicating. This initiative has been documented in the Human Resource Development Ministrys report on Home Based Education practices, Discovering New Paths in Inclusion.

The model inclusive schools already set up in Gurgaon, Panchkula, Hisar and Rohtak have now been extended to Sirsa, Yamunanagar, Faridabad, Bhiwani, Fatehabad and Kaithal districts of Haryana. These schools are inclusive because they have on their rolls a large number of non-disabled students. The Government has made available facilities such as transport, special learning material and equipment, trained staff, and incentives such as books, uniforms and special furniture.

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