Seminar on inclusive education in Delhi
Asia-Pacific, July 28 2016
NEW DELHI: CBSE will be organizing a mega seminar on inclusive education on August 23 and 24 in New Delhi. It is likely to see a lot of participation from affiliated schools.
The National Conference on Examination Reforms for Inclusive Education aims to bring together wider forum of principals, practitioners and experts who can bring their observations, innovative practices, experiences and perspectives to the issues. Inclusive education has been an important issue for CBSE for a long time and many schools in Nagpur have been encouraging children with disabilities to take admission. Facility to teach and nurture such kids till primary sections is available at some schools in city, but as they grow up it becomes difficult to play ‘catch up’. CBSE, rightfully, encourages schools to not only be open in admitting children with disabilities but also upgrade their teachers and infrastructure to provide a better teaching environment to them.
Inclusive education is for, but not limited to, students with mobility, learning, hearing, vision disabilities
The conference aims to critically examine the ways and means to raise stakeholders’ and community awareness about the various disabilities, as listed in Persons with Disability Act 1995. CBSE also wants the experts to suggest ways to support students with disabilities to overcome or manage the physical, sensory and emotional barriers to learning that they face regularly. CBSE has, in fact, asked participants to talk about ways to optimize facilities/provisions for such learners. “Share your own observations, experiences and perspectives as an expert,” a letter from CBSE mentioned.
Schools interested in participating have to contact the board before August 10.
Source: Times of India