Govt to Frame New Education System for Children with special needs.

Published on: 05 Jun, 2013
Published under: Education News Kerala

4 June 2013

Kerala Govt have given a nod for framing a new education policy for children with special needs. New Education policy will be issued to address educational needs of children with mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy and learning disabilities, General Education Department Secretary K Ellangovan told Express.

The matter has been referred to the Law Department for further consultations and a decision would be arrived in a couple of weeks, Ellangovan said, adding that various aspects regarding setting up of special schools for children with special needs and recruiting teachers will be examined in detail by the government.

If implemented, Kerala will become the first state with a distinct educational policy for children with special needs. There are around eight lakh intellectually challenged persons in the state of which at least four lakh are in the educational age.

Already, the State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) is in the process of framing a comprehensive, specialised curriculum for intellectually-challenged students which aims to address their varying educational needs.


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