International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(June 2020)

Status of Special Education in India: A Career Perspective

Authors: Dr. Rohnika Sharma

Pages: 50-55


These days many universities across the country are making efforts in teacher education reform in order to better the training of instructors, educators and therefore the education of children. Besides this, factors like reduced class sizes and an increase in the number of students are also forcing many schools to acquire teachers who have skills to handle every student effectively. Special educators can render their services in special schools, integrated schools and inclusive schools too. They can also work as resource & itinerant teachers. Due to universal competitiveness, education scenario in India is fast changing. Along with that, special education is also catching importance and various government and non government agencies are working hard to prepare special educators. Special education is the education of children with special needs. Supremely, this practice involves the individually planned and methodically monitored arrangement of teaching events, modified tools and equipment, reachable settings, and other interventions designed to help children with special needs achieve a higher level of individual self-reliance and achievement in school and community. An attempt is made through this paper to provide information about the avenues available in India for preparing special educators which are regulated and governed by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) = a legislative body under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. This paper also highlights that how by attaining a degree in special education can enhance teaching career. Once trainees complete their special education programme, they will be able to handle children with special needs, make decisions and take a stand on political issues that affect education and learning.