The promise of learning together

Wondering what this could mean? Well here is the explanation.

I’m sure all of us agree that education is the most essential aspect in order to move forward in life. The same is true for people with disabilities as well.

After several debates and discussions, it has been concluded that people with disabilities and people without disabilities should share the same space and learn the same syllabus, provided people with disabilities are provided with compensatory materials that would help them cope like any other children.

This is known as inclusive education. By doing this, several objectives such as,

  1. To prompt the children for early stimulation.
  2. To promote the educational provisions to meet the social and cultural needs.
  3. To alert the children to be independent in their daily living skills and abilities.
  4. To facilitate community education for healthy attitude.
  5. To pave the ways for availability of habitation and rehabilitation services.
  6. To prevent the child hood disabilities.
  7. To diagnose the disabilities of the children easily and as early as possible.
  8. To prepare the children for economic independence.
  9. To develop democratic values in the children.
  10. To develop self-confidence and courage to meet the challenges of life.
  11. To make the education more meaningful and useful for all.
  12. To determine the welfare of the individuals as well as nation.
  13. To provide equal opportunities and not identical opportunities for each one, to help limit ones capacities.
  14. To encourage the skills and potential of disabled children in different fields.
  15. To help disabled children be psychologically, socially, economically and educationally sound.

This type of education also:

  1. Provides mainstream facilities for all.
  2. Provides equal education for all.
  3. Provides broader scope for people with disabilities to live in a social world.
  4. Helps develop individual experience.
  5. Emphasizes on the special needs of disabled children.
  6. Helps improve school atmosphere.
  7. Provides a natural environment for interaction with non-disabled peers, to learn to cope with the environment and be accepted by their peers.
  8. Helps people without disabilities have a better understanding about their disabled peers.

Therefore it is needless to fear about the progress of children particularly with disabilities obtaining inclusive education. Inclusive education may ultimately hold the promise of building inclusive societies by creating enabling environments and removing disabling barriers for all.

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