Dharamshala: The Department of Education has organised a virtual training on Inclusive Education Awareness for Preprimary and primary teachers of 10 Sambhota schools from 23 – 24 October and 30 – 31 October 2020.
The learning needs of every child are different as well as the abilities so the aim of these two days training is to make teachers aware of the importance and purpose of accepting diverse learners in their schools based on inclusive education. During the workshop, the participants learned the understanding and addressing barriers to inclusive education. Understanding and valuing human diversity grows when children with diverse abilities are accepted, play, learn, enjoy, feel safe, and socialize together. It helps children, parents, teachers, schools, and children with special needs in particular. Besides, it also helps in developing an inclusive society when education is more inclusive.
The workshop was conducted by Ms. Tenzin Paldon, Inclusive Education Officer of DOE.
Through the interactive training, teachers were given a space to discuss different cases of children with special needs in their schools and also shared their experiences and discussed successful collaboration between teachers and parents during this pandemic.
Usually, DOE only provides an opportunity for a maximum of two teachers from a school to participate in such kinds of workshops. But this time, all the preprimary and primary teachers of 10 schools have participated along with the school heads.
CTA expresses heartfelt gratitude to PRM for funding the workshop.
In total 96 teachers have participated and there were a total of 48 teachers in each batch.
-Filed by the Department of Education