Training and Development of School Heads in Disabled Welfare -
A Neglected Area
by G. Stanley Jaya Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociol
ogy, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati-517 502, India; and A.
Rosaline Mary, Haemo-dialysis Therapist, Department of Nephrology,
Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati-517 502, India
This article deals with the concerns of women with disabilities as they
progress. Girls who are blind, deaf, or mobility-impaired face many
problems of rejection, not only possibly by their parents, but by public
school personnel whenever they are “mainstreamed.” While there are
social and academic advantages to the residential schools, when dis-
abled women enter college, they often face difficulties with negative
peer attitudes and misunderstandings with professors and administra-
tors, as well as lack of access to the campus. These concerns are no less
complicated by the fact that few successful and achieving role models
for disabled women exist.
Adivireddy in Extension Education expressed that ‘research’ and
‘extension’ are the sine qua non of change and progress in any field of
national development and to prepare personnel of the required calibre
for undertaking research and extension activities.
Gajendragadkar in Disabled in India makes an attempt to record
the complex socio-economic problems faced by different categories of
the handicapped in India and the book also gives a consolidated picture
of the services available to the handicapped in India. This volume
takes a critical look at ‘rehabilitation’ as policy and as a programme
and tries to assess its role in development planning.
Howard E. Freeman and others in their book entitled Handbook
of Medical Sociology represent a broad cross-section of the fund of in
formation and concepts which are already at hand. A good deal of data
are included in the various chapters, much of it coming from the work
of the authors themselves. Much more data will become available later
on as the suggestions made here for further research are followed up.
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