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Vocational and Technical Education for the Disabled

J.S. Saini (Editor)
Synopsis There was a time when disability of any kind used to be considered as a curse and the disabled used to remain largely at the mercy of the family and/or philanthropic organizations. The spread of education; advancements in science and technology; efforts of the NGOs and disability rights groups; committed efforts of some of the role models in the disability sector; social awareness and policy initiatives taken by the governments in both developments and developing countries have resulted in bringing the disabled into main stream of life. History is replete with examples of outstanding contribution made by the disabled in various walks of life. The Government of India the Ministry of Human Resource Development, during the year 1999 conceived a scheme for persons with disability. The scheme has made a significant dent in making available the benefits of technical and vocational education to the disabled and thus enabling them contribute towards socio-economic development of the country. The present book is largely based on the experiences of teachers and professionals working in this scheme. The book is divided into three parts. Part one titled “Inclusive Education For The Persons with Disabilities” explains a few models of inclusive education being tried out in the country. Part two discusses institutional / Organizational and individual case studies pertaining to rehabilitation, educational and training of the disabled. Part three describes research and innovations in the education and training. The contributors to this volume have provided some insights to suggest that technical and vocational education of the disabled is not only of paramount importance but also an area worth exploring further.
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About the author

J.S. Saini

Dr. J.S. Saini, currently working as a Senior faculty at NITTTR since 1984, Chandigarh has got his Doctorate from Punjabi University, in the field of Entrepreneurship Development. He worked in a private sector company for a year and there after discharged the duties of a consultant in a public sector consultancy organization for 5 years, and has conducted a large number of Entrepreneurship Development Programmes for potential entrepreneurs, entrepreneur-trainers, owner, managers and industrial executives. He has tried out and documented a variety of programmes for promotion of entrepreneurship. Dr. Saini has successfully organized national, regional and state level seminars/conferences/workshops on variety of themes on entrepreneurship. He has authored several books on entrepreneurship and small business and contributed more than 35 research papers and articles in regional, national and international seminars on entrepreneurship.

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Title Vocational and Technical Education for the Disabled
Author J.S. Saini
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8182470803
length 360p., Tables; 23cm.