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Sankardas, Sulata Ajit; Rajanahally, Jayashree – Support for Learning, 2017
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are known to have difficulty in social communication, with research indicating that children with ASD fail to develop functional speech (Lord and Rutter, 1994). Over the years a number of Augmented and Alternate Communication (AAC) devices have been used with children with ASD to overcome this barrier…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Classroom Communication
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Sharma, Umesh; Das, Ajay – Support for Learning, 2015
In this article we report on various initiatives taken by the government since India's independence in 1947 to provide education to school-aged children with disabilities. The majority of children with disabilities still remain out of school. We make an attempt to identify the challenges that the country continues to face in providing education to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Government Role, Educational History
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Velu, Ratika – Support for Learning, 2015
Many children from rural communities in India seeking an education are first-generation learners. These children at times find it difficult to cope with the school environment and learning the state language, which is unfamiliar to them. The parents of these children have no academic background or formal education at any level, which leaves them…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Investigations, Educational Opportunities
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D'Souza, Mildred; Jament, Johnson – Support for Learning, 2015
This article reports a study conducted on children's social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) in a single pre-primary school in Bangalore, with the objective of developing a behaviour management policy for use by teachers. Limited evidence is available in the Indian literature in the area of SEBD and it remains important to know how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Social Problems, Emotional Problems
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Sankardas, Sulata Ajit; Rajanahally, Jayashree – Support for Learning, 2015
The research reported here was conducted to investigate the perception that people with disabilities find it a challenge to seek employment (Hernandez et?al., 2007). It is suggested that this situation could be due to a lack of specific employment-based training. Hence young adults with special educational needs (SEN) may require job-specific…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Young Adults, Skill Development, Transitional Programs
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Mahmood, Samina; Visser, John – Support for Learning, 2015
This article draws upon a study completed in a specific school in Bangalore where most children enter at the pre-school level and continue till high school. While the particular children in the study constitute a small number--four--it was observed that questions of identity mainly arose when they started questioning the circumstances behind their…
Descriptors: Adoption, Children, Observation, Interviews
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Philip, Neetha – Support for Learning, 2015
Girls with disabilities from lower economic homes are disadvantaged (in terms of gender, disability and poverty) in India, and are often regarded as useless by their communities. There is a need to improve and provide a chance for self-sufficiency among women with disabilities in India. The purpose of this study was to examine the life-chances…
Descriptors: Poverty, Case Studies, Special Needs Students, Cultural Influences
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Haridarshan, Pooja – Support for Learning, 2015
Education of girls in India lags behind that of boys and several communities in India fare worse than others. Because of their secondary status in the society, Indian girls tend to suffer from low self-esteem. Thus, it is necessary to study the reasons why girls are being discouraged from attending and completing school as well as what are the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Parent Aspiration, Expectation, Urban Areas
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Rose, Richard; Doveston, Mary – Support for Learning, 2015
In recent years a number of western universities have established professional development courses in international contexts. These have often involved tutors travelling to countries with which they may have previously had little contact, in order to deliver courses that have been long established in their own universities. This article discusses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Partnerships in Education, International Studies
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Alur, Mithu – Support for Learning, 2007
In this article the author discusses concepts of exclusion and inclusion and how important it is to understand exclusionary practices in the context and culture specificity of each region to attempt to remove barriers to inclusive education. She specifically discusses the low status given to girls and women in the Indian culture and how this…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Indians, Access to Education, Gender Issues