The role of integrated education for blind children
Author(s): Dr. Suresh Kumar
Abstract: The history of integrated education or special education for the blind children dates back to the second half of the eighteenth century, Paris, which is also known as ‘residential education.’ The word integration has been derived from the root word ‘integer’ which refers to an indivisible whole number. It also implies the unification of a separated part with the substance or entity it originally belongs to. In that sense, integrated education for the blind children means to impart education to blind or sightless students within the normal education system. The main aim of this type of education is to overcome limitations imposed upon by blind children due to which they fail to participate in the mainstream of the society. It is because lack of sight imposes all these limitations on a person and consequently, he fails behind other sighted people.