- 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 Research Fellow working in the area of Education. She completed her post graduation in 2017 with a degree in Development (with a specialization in Law, Policy and Governance) from Azim Premji University, Bangalore. Prior to Vidhi, she was working with Participatory Research in Asia(PRIA) for 2.5 years and was the India coordinator for UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility of Higher Education. She was also leading PRIA’s Youth n Democracy campaign, which is a Pan India initiative to talk about youth in India and raise important conversations around identity, diversity, democracy and aspiration. She has represented the campaign at various national and international youth forums in India, South Korea and Thailand. She has also simultaneously worked on EU funded projects on Responsible Research and Innovation(RRI). Her area of interest includes Education, 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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