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The Right to Education

Jayna Kothari

in The Future of Disability Law in India

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780198077626
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080960 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077626.003.0011
The Right to Education

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This chapter discusses provisions of the Indian Constitution concerning the right to free primary education and the co-relating rights to inclusive education guaranteed under Chapter V of the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Act in India and the reasonable accommodation measures necessary to make the right to education a reality for children with disabilities. It compares segregated education and inclusive education and explains the provisions of Section 39 of Chapter VI of the PWD Act which provides for reservation of seats for persons with disability in educational institutions. It also discusses the provisions of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 (RTE) and reviews court judgments addressing reservation for persons with disabilities in higher education.

Keywords: right to primary education; Indian Constitution; inclusive education; children with disabilities; segregated education; RTE; persons with disabilities; higher education

Chapter.  13500 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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