Capacity building for including CWSN

Capacity building for including CWSN
Anita Julka addressing the gathering. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA , MAY 29 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/29/2019 11:08:46 AM IST

State level capacity building for including children with special needs (CWSN)  in education, organized by Nagaland Education Mission society (NEMS) Samagra Shiksha in collaboration with NCERT, New Delhi was held at SIEMAT, SCERT Kohima with professor Anita Julka NCERT, New Delhi as the resource person on Wednesday.

Prof. Anita Julka in her address said that inclusive education was not only about children with special needs but for all children to learn and develop themselves. 

She informed that parents have the right to send their children to any school as per their wish. 

She remarked that in reality no student failed at school but due to teachers failure to perform their duty.

Principal secretary for School Education and SCERT Menukhol John in his address said that inclusive education was something new for the department and everyone has to know and re-learn what it was all about. 

In this regard, he assured that the department was committed to perform its best to get benefit for the society. He informed that the department will be convening meeting with various stakeholders besides with line department, adding that department wish to tie up with churches for effective implementation.

In the technical session, resource person Anita spoke on “inclusive education and curriculum”, wherein she said that inclusive education was an ongoing process aimed at offering quality education for all. 

She added that this process will respect the diversity, different needs and abilities, characteristics and learning expectations of the students and communities, eliminating all forms of discrimination (UNESCO 2008). 

She said inclusive education includeed vision, placement, 5As (adapted- curriculum, assessment, teaching, acceptance & access), support, resources and leadership. 

Based on the inclusive education, the resource person reminded the participants the need to change the system and not  changing the child. 

She encouraged the gathering not to use single method of learning but apply various methods and ideas for the students to learn. 

She also spoke on “curriculum adaptation for sensory impairment”, “curriculum adaptation for cognitive impairments, intellectual disability” and “inclusive assessments”.

Earlier, state mission director Samagra Shiksha, Kevileno Angami chaired the programme and delivered welcome address. Prof. Anita Julka released the video of assessment camp for CWSN May 2019 while vote of thanks was proposed by officer in-charge of IE, Talitemsu Jamir. Programme was attended by DEO, SDEO, DIET lecturers, district coordinators and others.



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