Disability rights awareness and inclusive education: Building capacity of parents and teachers

Disability rights awareness and inclusive education: Building capacity of parents and teachers

This manual is the product of collaboration between the Crescent Education and Volunteer Service Tamale, and Special Education Division of Ghana Education Service, Accra and Pathfinders, Australia. The content is based on the content of capacity building project funded by the UN Volunteer Fund titled “Raising Community Awareness on the Rights of People with Disabilities and Developing Capacity for Community Support & Inclusive Education Practice in Ghana”. The training workshops were aimed to capacitate teachers, parents of children with disabilities and volunteers about the Rights of persons with disabilities, Inclusive education and Community Based Rehabilitation.

This manual is designed to augment parents and teachers’ understanding the rights of people with disabilities, and the concept of inclusive education. The detailed notes will help the teachers, parents and volunteers to understand the characteristics of children with disabilities, their development/ learning needs and how to support them in school and the home. It will also foster more positive relationships between teachers and pupils, between teachers and parents, between parents and pupils and between pupils and pupils.

The manual is divided into two parts:
Part I covers information on definition of disability, disability types, inclusive education concept, policies and implementation, including classroom strategies and behaviour management.

Part II covers brief information about Community Based Rehabilitation and how parents/families can support their children/members with a disability, based on the content of the WHO CBR Manual. It is our hope that both parents/ family members of children with a disability and teachers will find this basic information useful and that it will capacitate them to provide meaningful support to people with a disability. Who should use this manual? The manual should be used for future training of teachers, parents of children with disabilities, volunteers and general public. We hope it will be a useful guide for all stakeholders including parents and care- givers to adapt in order to meet the needs of children with special educational needs.

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INEE: Pocket Guide to Supporting Learners with Disabilities

INEE: Pocket Guide to Supporting Learners with Disabilities

This guide, developed by the INEE Inclusive Education and Disability Task Team, will help to strengthen the efforts of anyone working with teachers or facilitators in an emergency, whether as part of the formal education system or a non-governmental programme.

The INEE Pocket Guide to Supporting Learners with Disabilities offers practical ideas for including children and young people with disabilities in education during or after an emergency. It strives to address current barriers to inclusive education. Sections of particular importance include page 62 which covers curriculum content and Section 8 which covers tests and learning assessments.

The guide outlines some of the common challenges that children and young people with disabilities might face with education in or after an emergency. It also discusses some constraints or concerns that teachers might have with supporting their learning in these
circumstances. The guide offers practical ways in which teachers can tackle these issues and welcome learners with disabilities into their classes.

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Understanding and responding to children’s needs in inclusive classrooms: a guide for teachers

Understanding and responding to children’s needs in inclusive classrooms: a guide for teachers

This Guide can be used in addition to the UNESCO TeacherEducation Resource Pack: Special Needs in the Classroom. It repeats some of the messages contained in the ResourcePack. But it also guides teachers on practical ways of coping with children who have particular difficulties in learning. The Guide can be used as a study book on its own or as a guide for groups of teachers studying together. It should help:Teachers who already have children with ‘special needs’ in their classes. Teachers who have limited experience of such children but who want to learn more.

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Disability Inclusion Training Manual

Disability Inclusion Training Manual

Project COMPASS, Winona Area Public Schools Community Education Adult Disability Program, provides slower paced classes for all, customized classes for people 14+ with disabilities, parent and professional development workshops and support groups. The mission of Project COMPASS is to assist all people to realize their potential by providing a wide range of learning experiences.

This is a “How to” manual for successfully including persons with and without disabilities in Community Education classes/events.

 
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