- 19 Jul 2020
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India’s online classrooms are outdated for disabled kids. Covid just made it worse
Education for children with disability has mostly been seen from the point of access and hardly inclusion. But Covid-19 pandemic is an opportunity to change that.
This opinion was published in ThePrint on July 19, 2020.
About the Authors
Pooja Pandey is a Senior Resident Fellow working with the education team. She has completed her post graduation in Development (with a specialization in law, policy and governance) from Azim Premji University, Bangalore. She has earlier worked with Participatory Research in Asia as the India coordinator for UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research(CBR) and Social Responsibility of Higher Education. She has led and managed the overall coordination of 20 global Knowledge for Change (K4C) hubs across 14 countries to develop capacities on CBR and participatory research methodologies. She has managed the India based research and dissemination operations of the RRING project, funded by the EU and she also assisted the drafting and launch of the National Framework of Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan 2.0 under University Grants Commission(UGC). Her area of interest includes education governance, identity, and participatory research methodologies.
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