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Need to sensitise teachers toward ‘inclusion of all’ in education

September 5, 2013

On September 1, minister of state for HRD Jitin Prasada stressed on the need to train and sensitise teachers towards including students from different walks of life while imparting education.

Inaugurating the 53rd Foundation Day celebrations of NCERT in New Delhi, the minister said that diversity of children in a classroom means huge responsibility on teachers and institutions.

Prasada also highlighted the need to properly harness all new technological advancements for meeting the challenges of inclusion of all, especially the rural children, in education.

Inclusion of all in education, irrespective of barriers of disability, gender, or linguistic or socio-economic background, was the theme of the celebrations.

In an official release, the NCERT said that it aims at creating awareness about the need to include and retain all children in education through programmes and practices that value diversity and enable all children to experience dignity and confidence while learning.

NCERT also organised various programmes including exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, street plays on various issues related to ‘inclusion and exclusion’.

The programmes highlighted that inclusion does not mean inclusion of only children with special needs but also children who are marginalised because of various socio-economic reasons.

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