Policy Perspectives in Special Education in India

  • Nida Shahab JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi
  • Sara Begum JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi
Keywords: Special Education, Learning Disability, Special Education policies, legislation, and International declarations


This paper covers the perspectives as well as current policies related to individuals with special needs. Education of individual with special needs has been progressing through different phases. History is witness to the long span of time from 19 to 21st centuries, which has not been an easy path although rigorous efforts and positive thinking and humanistic perspective brought changes in educational treatment of special children to some extent. Even now society and educational system still need to be developed to understand human differences with acceptance, empathy and positive expectation.