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ArchivedJan. 23, 2017 - Jan. 25, 2017
Venue: Library Conference Hall, TISS, Deonar, Mumbai, 88
The Centre for Disability Studies and Action (CDSA), School of Social Work of TISS Mumbai, NABET of QCI and Brotherhood, Delhi are organizing jointly a National Conference on Inclusive Schooling from 23rd to 25th January 2017 at TISS, Mumbai.
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INCLUSIVE EDUCATION- LEARNING TOGETHER
Inclusive education is about how we develop and design our schools, classrooms, programs and activities so that all students learn and participate together. For a school to be inclusive, all children, regardless of their ability level have to be included in a mainstream classroom, or least restrictive environment (LRE), so that students of all ability levels are taught as equals, and that teachers adjust their curriculum and teaching methodologies for all students to benefit. Implementation of an inclusive education would require a number of changes in present day teaching practices, curriculum content, evaluation procedures and available resources at the school level.
Several studies have revealed that there is a wide variation in the quality of inclusive education in schools in the country despite Right to Education Act (RTE), Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhayamik Abhiyan (RMSA). The reason is that indicators for quality inclusive schools which could serve as specific guidelines for teachers and school management of schools are not available. As a consequence the teacher and school management are handicapped of self–assessment and improvement for these schools.
PWD Act 1995 and RTE 2009 envisage responsibility of the Departments of Persons with Disabilities in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the MHRD to provide education to all CWSN through convergence of Human and Financial Resources in appropriate settings. Their education in inclusive setting with the support of special educators trained under the aegis of the Rehabilitation Council of India is needed.
Brotherhood, Delhi in collaboration with NABET, constitution board Quality Councils of India (QCI), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and under the guidance and leadership of Prof. N K Jangira, and several eminent professionals have developed quality inclusive education documents. The documents developed include:
This is a step to encourage achieving excellence in inclusive schools. The indicators of quality inclusive schools with a road map to achieve excellence therefore need to be spelt out.
Quality Indicators are developed through action learning and by observing the practices in the classrooms of regular schools, including Government and Private schools that have been educating CWD in their schools. The practices are based on the guidelines issued by the various Government Departments / agencies. Inputs were also obtained from various experts in inclusive/special education, general teachers, special educators, counselors and parents of CWD who made significant contribution to this exercise.
These indicators are designed to be a technical assistance tool and can be used by schools to:
Quality Indicators are most effectively used in conjunction with a self-assessment process that helps to measure the current levels of implementation and guide movement forward toward targeted practices. The process of self-assessment should, as a matter of course, generate management information about the overall quality, which, in turn, can then be used to develop goals, objectives and a set of targeted actions to drive improvement in inclusive practices.
OBJECTIVES OF CONFERENCE
Presentations, discussion, demonstration of innovative practices, case study, group work, cooperative learning approach, Display of Films
CALL FOR PAPERS
There is a CALL FOR PAPERS from experts engaged in education of children with disabilities in an inclusive setting. The papers should be based on actual practices for improving curriculum access to meet the diverse learning needs of Children with disabilities. The soft copies of the abstratcs and papers are to be sent at firstname.lastname@example.org addressed to: Dr. Sandhya Limaye Coordinator Associate Professor, Center for Disability Studies and Action, Tata Institute of Social sciences, Mumbai
Children will also be invited to the conference for sharing their experiences studying in inclusive settings.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
Special Educators, Therapists, Rehabilitation Social Workers, Psychologists, Doctors, Regular Teachers, Parents And Others Interested in Education Of Children With Disabilities In Inclusive Settings etc.
Submission of abstracts with key words (300 words): 28 October 2016
Notification: 18 November 2016
Submission of full paper and Power Point Presentation: 23 December 2016
Paper should be focused and will be distributed. 10 minute will be for PPT presentation
Registration for Conference opens: 1 October 2016
Conference Fee: Early Bird- Rs. 4000/- (including kit and food) till 30th November 2016
After Deadline- 1st December 2016- Rs. 5000/- (including kit and food)
Cheque should be sent in favour of “Tata Institute of Social Sciences” addressed to Dr. Sandhya Limaye Coordinator Associate Professor, Center for Disability Studies and Action, Tata Institute of Social sciences, Mumbai
For any detail contact:
Mr. Satish Kapoor
Programme Coordinator, UN Volunteer, Recipient of Acharya Vinobha Bhave,National Volunteer Award Founder Director, Brotherhood And We Care Film Festival +91 9899472065; Email id:email@example.com
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