Correct Answer - Option 3 : handicapped children to study in regular schools
The NPE 1986 provides for a comprehensive policy framework for the development of education. The most important aspect of National Policy on Education (1986) was that along with a general policy framework and a set of guidelines, it suggested programmes of action for implementation of the policy decisions.
- NPE, 1986 accords great importance to removing disparities and equalizing educational opportunity by attending to the specific needs of those who have been denied equality. There would be efforts to uplift weaker and neglected sections of society like women, Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).
- The policy aspires to use education as an agent of basic change in the status of the woman.
For the handicapped, the objective is to integrate the physically and mentally handicapped with the general community as equal partners, to prepare them for normal growth and to enable them to face life with courage and confidence. Hence, greater attention will be paid to the education of these groups in the interests of equality and social justice. They should be studied in a regular school at inclusive education.
- Policies regarding adult education have been formulated to strengthen the cause of adult education through various and systematic programmes of adult and continuing education.
Thus from above-mentioned points, it is clear that The National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986 suggested the development of integrated programmes for the handicapped children to study in regular schools.