Personality Characteristics of Children with Special Needs Studying in Inclusive and Special Schools

Authors : Dr. Pratibha Gupta

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 10 - October

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Education is a major factor for achieving the diversified goals of development by including social, economic, political, technological, cultural competence of people. Inclusion acknowledges the diversity present among the children in the general classrooms and addresses that every child is a special child. Inclusion of children with disabilities in the general classrooms would throw more challenges arid in addressing these, schools would become learning grounds; teaching and teachers would become more effective and meaningful. This study explored the personality characteristics of children with special needs studying in inclusive and special schools .Participants were 100 students with special needs,40 students from inclusive school 60 from special schools. These are orthopedically impaired students studying in class VI to class VIII of U.P. were selected. Sample was drawn with the help of purposive sampling technique. Results are discussed in terms of 6 personality dimensions i.e. activity-passivity, enthusiastic -non enthusiastic, assertive-submissive, suspicious –trusting, depressive – non depressive, emotional stability and emotional instability. Result suggested that inclusive school students are more developed in personality characteristics then the special school students.


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