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Mumbai to host International Conference on Inclusive Education
The Centre for Disability Studies and Action (CDSA), School of Social Work of Tata Insitute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai, and Brotherhood, Delhi are organizing jointly an International Conference on Inclusive Education from 22nd to 24th January 2018 at TISS, Mumbai.

The conference will provide an opportunity to share and disseminate ideas, research findings, academic, field-level experiences on Inclusive Education, evidence bases practices and innovation in inclusive education from India and other countries and create a sharing community to feel all children safe and secure in the classroom.

"Inclusive education is about how we develop and design our schools, classrooms, programs and activities so that all students learn and participate together. For a school to be inclusive, all children, regardless of their ability level have to be included in a mainstream classroom, or least restrictive environment (LRE), so that students of all ability levels are taught as equals, and that teachers adjust their curriculum and teaching methodologies for all students to benefit. Implementation of an inclusive education would require a number of changes in present day teaching practices, curriculum content, infrastructure, technological aids, evaluation procedures and available resources at the school level," stated the concept note of the conference.

Themes of the conference are: policy on inclusive education; role of school management committee; inclusive curriculum; class room management and practice; school environment; examination, assessment and evaluation; voices of children with disabilities and their parents regarding inclusive education; ICT; assistive technology and assistive devices for facilitating curriculum transaction; infrastructure; universal design learning.

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