It is universally recognized now that persons with disabilities constitute valuable human resources for societies. Meaningful education alone can enable them to face the challenges of life effectively, participate actively in community activities and thus become useful assets.
Our teachers have to play a decisive role in bringing about a qualitative change in the lives of persons with disabilities. They have to imbibe the desired positive attitudes towards disability, viewing it as a special challenge to human ingenuity and resourcefulness and not a terrible affliction or obstruction. They have to understand the real meaning of inclusion- a basic mindset, a philosophy of life and not just a matter of rhetoric or a cliché. And, of course, they have to acquire all necessary knowledge and skills for successful and efficient discharge of their onerous responsibilities. The proposed Special Education B.Ed. course seeks to fulfill this important goal--preparing competent, creative, committed and confident teachers of children with disabilities.
The B.Ed. (Special Education) programme aims to prepare the students for the following:
To acquire knowledge about change in the prevailing and emerging Indian society in view of recent trends in education and national development;
to identify the special needs of children and develop confidence in them to realize their potentials and abilities to meet the national development with self-respect, dignity and freedom; and
to develop skills and competencies to cater to the needs of children with disabilities in general, and special class settings in particular, in cognitive, affective and skill domains.
- M Shobhit, Meerut (A NAAC Accredited Deemed-to-be University)
- G Shobhit University, Gangoh