Middle East Aug 23, 2016
MUSCAT, OMAN: Indian School Darsait (ISD) organised a workshop recently on inclusive education for teachers. The three-hour session was led by Principal Sridevi P. Thashnath and it was aimed at sensitising the faculty about the challenges and barriers that come up in inclusive education.
Addressing the participants Thashnath said, “As compared to the traditional belief and practices wherein children who were affected by various learning disabilities were denied their right to basic and quality education, CBSE has propounded the idea of inclusive education which provides such children with opportunities to fare according to their capacity and caliber.”
“Earlier, such children were either isolated or neglected, but now the new thinking calls for a system in which they are provided with ample platforms to perform in their fields so that they may build up their career,” she added.
As part of the program, there were various sessions that evoked thought-provoking questions and deliberations, generated ideas and points from group discussions and presentations. By and large it was a very fruitful and unprecedented workshop that would definitely equip the teachers to plan, prepare and impart education in the most congenial way that would cater to the needs of all sections of children in a class.
Apart from it, the workshop also urged teachers to be sincere and more responsible to their noble profession so that the children may get better guidance and unstinting support to face the world with poise and confidence.