Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Integration. 3. Review of research studies on integration. 4. Research methodology. 5. Statement of results. 6. Interpretation and discussion of results. 7. Implications of the study. Bibliography. Index.
"This book has investigated the attitudes of visually impaired and sighted pupils in Manchester and New Delhi towards the integration of children with visual impairment into ordinary schools. Attitudes of visually impaired and sighted pupils towards friendship with each other have also been surveyed because friendship reflects integration. Attitudes of visually impaired and sighted, boys and girls, younger and older pupils toward integration and friendship in Manchester and New Delhi have been compared to see if the factors vision, gender, age and location influence the attitudes of pupils.
As integrated education for the visually impaired is considered important all over the world, and the expansion of integrated education in India is inevitable on account of its advantages, this book is very useful for students in departments of education in universities, colleges, district institutes of education and training, and national institutes of special education. This book is also helpful to other institutions which conduct training programmes for teachers. The book contains valuable information for researchers and professionals of special education." (jacket)