Digital education and children with disabilities

Pandey, Pooja (2020) Digital education and children with disabilities. Learning Curve (8). pp. 79-81. ISSN 2582-1644

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Abstract

School education for children with disabilities (CWD) has always been in the doldrums in India. As per the Census 2011 (MHA, 2011), only 61 percent of the total number of CWDs between the age group of 5-19 years are going to school. Recent studies (Swabhiman 2020) have also suggested a large and increasing dropout rate of students with disabilities due to the inaccessible digital learning landscape (PTI, 2020). The situation has worsened with the spread of COVID because regular classes have abruptly shifted to digital modes and have sharply increased difficulties for CWDs, their parents and teachers. The pandemic has created unanticipated reliance on digital education- a relatively new and uncharted territory for these children.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Pandey, Pooja
Document Language:
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, School and Society
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2524
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