- 24 Nov 2021
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Special Educators in the framework for inclusion in education
Despite endorsement by key education campaigns like Samagra Shiksha Abhiyaan (SMSA) towards more inclusive education models, in practice, the responsibility of teaching CWDs falls upon special educators
This opinion was published in Bar and Bench on November 24, 2021.
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.
Avinash is a Project Fellow with the Education team. He graduated from National Academy of Legal Studies And Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad with a B.A.,LLB. (Hons.) and completed his Advanced Masters (LLM) in International Children Rights from Leiden University. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Trustee of DEVISE – Developing Inclusive Education, through which he focuses on English language education, climate change education and experiential learning. He has previously interned with UNICEF and Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) to conduct legal research studies based on the Juvenile Justice Act and its implementation. He has written on rights of minorities and socio-economic rights for blogs such as LSE Human Rights Blog, LSE South Asia Blog and Völkerrechtsblog.
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