SnehadharaBlog

12
Oct

The Right Approach: Strategy of Inclusion

The global estimate of children, i.e. under 14 years of age, with moderate or severe disability is 93 million which means 1 out of 20 children globally under the age of 14 years. In the ongoing series of blogs, we have discussed that the gross enrolment ratio and the dropout rate is high among the children with disability and the

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5
Oct

The Right Approach: Education for All and Inclusive Education at Secondary Stage

The IEDSS (Inclusive Education of the Disabled at the Secondary Stage) scheme launched in the year 2009 focuses on children with disability at secondary stage of their education i.e. from the IX to XII. The scheme has been merged with RMSA (Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan) and aims at enabling children with disability, along with other children in need, to pursue

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13
Sep

The Right Approach: Sarva Shiksha Abiyaan- Part 2

The Right Approach is back after a week’s break, we are examining the inclusive education and disability covered under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and how it is closely working with the Right to Education Act, 2009 to achieve the aim of Education for All. Education is a fundamental right as mandated by the Constitution of India under Article 21A. This became

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30
Aug

The Right Approach: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (Education for All) is a programme launched by the Indian government to achieve its goal of Universal Elementary Education (UEE). It came into being in the year 2000-2001 as multiple intervention programmes for access to education, retention ratio in school, assimilation of girl students, reconciling social category gaps and bettering the learning quality. The National Policy on

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23
Aug

The Right Approach: The Dawn of Educational Policies in India

In this ever changing socio-political regime, we are mapping the progress made in the policy framework for creating a quality and efficient education system in the country. Continuing with the Right Approach, this week we are tracing the footsteps of National Education Policy and its development. “The most important and urgent reform needed in education is to transform it, to

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17
Aug

The Right Approach: The development of educational policies in India-Part 1

This week’s The Right Approach traces the development of educational policies, legislation and programmes framed for achieving the objective of Education for All. The Right to Education guaranteed under the Indian Constitution inserted after the enactment of The Right to Free and Compulsory education 2009 derives its source from the greater goal of Education for All. The development of education

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9
Aug

The Right Approach: Features of The RTE Act, 2009

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, also known as the Right to Education Act (RTE Act), a Fundamental Right under  Article 21A of Indian Constitution. The major highlights of the RTE Act are: It ensures free & compulsory education to all children within the age group of 6 to 14. No school fees, capitation fees,

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2
Aug

The Right Approach: The Right to Education-Part Two

This Week, ‘The Right Approach’ is back with part two of the Right to Education blog which covers the provisions entailed under the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. The right to Education was made a fundamental right under part III of Indian Constitution guaranteeing free and compulsory education to all children, notwithstanding gender, religion, class, caste and

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26
Jul

The Right Approach: Right to Education – Part one

This week’s blog reflects the importance of primary education, right to education and its incorporation as a fundamental right in the Constitution of India and how inclusive education for children with special needs is the ultimate goal of envisaging this legislation The education system of any society paves the way for development and progress of that society. It helps to

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19
Jul

The Right Approach: The census on disability

In this edition of The Right Approach, we are trying to understand the ground realities through analysing census data concerning persons with disabilities. This analysis is important as it will reflect the areas which need to be addressed by the government and in turn the suggestions which can be churned out for better implementation of The Rights of Persons with

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