[AI] CBSE makes special educators must in every school

Dhananjay Bhole dhananjay.bhole at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 02:18:17 PDT 2015


On 7/8/15, Asudani, Rajesh <rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in> wrote:
> and
> what about providing quality education at primary level at least through
> special schools?
> then integrating/including PWD students in mainstream schools with back end
> support?
> That is my vision, maybe out of fashion now.
>
>
> राजेश आसुदानी Rajesh Asudani
> AGM
> बाजार आसूचना ईकाई MIU
> Reserve Bank of India
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>
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>
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>
> Sir,
>
> Academicians like faculties, academic administrators, principals,
> course coordinators and trusties of schools and colleges do not have
> awareness about special need of individuals with disabilities. They
> cannot understand that persons with disabilities can also learn
> similar to other able body persons and make career in all sector.
> That's why some principals are are making statements that music and
> handicrafts like courses are suitable for children with disabilities.
>
> Appointment of special educator is must. Simultaneously Awareness
> programs on inclusive education should be started for various
> stakeholders of academics and they are sensitized for various academic
> needs of individuals with disabilities. They should also be sensitized
> about potential and capabilities of individuals with disabilities
> which will help them in their decision making related to policy matter
> of persons with disabilities. Inclusive education can not be made
> successful unless there is resource teachers for children with
> disabilities at least  one resource teacher and disability support
> service unit in schools cluster in specific geographical area like a
> city. Students and their parents in inclusive schools have to face
> several difficulties at every step of their academics. CBSE and state
> board immediately start sensitization program for their teachers. We
> will help them in designing policy and awareness program for school
> teachers and athorities of secondary education.
>
> RegardsOn 7/8/15, Asudani, Rajesh <rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in> wrote:
>> CBSE makes special educators must in all schools
>> Abhishek Choudhari|
>>  Jul 8, 2015, 03.28 AM IST
>>
>> http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/CBSE-makes-special-educators-must-in-all-schools/articleshow/47979906.cms
>> Nagpur: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has now made it
>> mandatory for all affiliated schools to appoint a special educator so
>> that
>> children
>> with learning disabilities could be assimilated with other students.
>> Apart
>> from the central board's philosophy of "inclusive practices" in schools,
>> this
>> directive has also been necessitated due to strict guidelines of the
>> Right
>> to Education Act (RTE).
>>
>> DTS Rao, board's joint secretary, wrote in the letter to schools
>> containing
>> above directions, "Board will appreciate cooperation of the schools in
>> implementation
>> of the above."
>>
>> Laying down broad guidelines, CBSE said a special educator was
>> specifically
>> required in schools to work with children and young adults who required
>> additional
>> support in order to complete their learning successfully. Rao wrote,
>> "Special educators (SE) will focus on children with physical
>> disabilities,
>> sensory
>> impairments, developmental disabilities such as autism, mental
>> retardation,
>> cerebral palsy and specific learning disabilities as they are emotionally
>> vulnerable
>> and have behavioral difficulties". The scope of work has been widened for
>> SEs as CBSE says they could also work with "gifted and talented
>> children".
>>
>> But finding qualified SEs is a big challenge for schools. Annapoorni
>> Shastri, senior principal of Bhavan's BP Vidya Mandir (Shrikrishna
>> Nagar),
>> said, "In
>> Nagpur it is difficult to get SEs with proper qualifications. Part of the
>> problem is that in teacher training colleges, special education course is
>> focused
>> on kids with hearing and speaking disability rather than autism etc."
>>
>> Schools where such children are enrolled said teaching approach has to be
>> tailor-made. Shastri said, "For an autistic child there has to be
>> one-on-one
>> teaching and they cannot be burdened with all subjects at once, hence the
>> open schooling system is for them. For others, CBSE does offer choices of
>> subjects
>> like music, e-typing etc which are relatively easy to handle."
>>
>> Apart from subject choices, the other aspect that makes inclusive
>> education
>> possible is the students' support system on campus. Sumathi Venugopalan,
>> principal
>> of Centre Point School (Wardhaman Nagar), said, "Every student moves up
>> from
>> our pre-primary section school, Mothers Pet, so they all are anyway close
>> to each other. It is only at a later age that learning disabilities
>> become
>> apparent and we all adapt accordingly. We have a 'buddy system' in which
>> a
>> student
>> volunteers to help another and builds a great ecosystem. Some of our
>> students have cerebral palsy and autism but they are doing well with help
>> of
>> SEs,
>> counselors and their classmates."
>>
>> Not every school has students with special needs, something that maybe
>> incidental or deliberate. With CBSE making it mandatory for every school
>> to
>> have
>> a SE, one might expect to more such admissions taking place.
>>
>> Special children, no special educators?
>>
>> PROBLEMS FACED BY SCHOOLS WHEN HIRING
>>
>> * Finding qualified special educators in Nagpur is a challenge
>>
>> * Schools say 'teacher colleges' focus only on teaching physically
>> challenged kids
>>
>> * Theory and practical skills required for kids with learning
>> disabilities
>> are lacking in teachers
>>
>> * Considering that children with special needs form a very small
>> percentage
>> of total strength, dedicating enough manpower is financially tough
>>
>> EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
>>
>> Pre School/ nursery play school
>>
>> * Std X passed and certificate program in early childhood and special
>> education.
>>
>> * Std XII passed and diploma program in early childhood special Education
>> DECSE-MR DECSE-VI.
>>
>> * Std XII passed and diploma in teaching children (Deaf and hard of
>> Hearing)
>>
>> * Std X passed and diploma certificate care giving program.
>>
>> * Any other equivalent qualification approved by Rehabilitation Council
>> of
>> India.
>>
>> Elementary (primary and upper primary)
>>
>> * Std XII passed and two year DEd Special education in any of the
>> category
>> of disability
>>
>> * Std XII passed and one year diploma in special education (DSE) in any
>> of
>> the category disability
>>
>> * Diploma in community based rehabilitation (DCRB) with six months
>> certificate course in education of children with special needs.
>>
>> * Post graduate diploma in community based rehabilitation with six months
>> certificate course in education of children with special needs.
>>
>> * Diploma in Multi rehabilitation worker with six months certificate
>> course
>> in education of children with special needs
>>
>> * Junior diploma in teaching the deaf
>>
>> * Primary level teacher teaching course in visual impairment
>>
>> * Diploma in vocational rehabilitation mental retardation (DVR-MR)/
>> diploma
>> in vocational training and employment mental retardation (DVTE-MR) with
>> six
>> months certificate course in education of children with special needs
>>
>> * Diploma in hearing language and speech with six months certificate
>> course
>> in education of children with special needs
>>
>> * Std XII passed with RCI recognized qualification for minimum one year
>> duration and six months with special needs.
>>
>> * Any other equivalent qualification approved by RCI
>>
>> Secondary and senior Secondary
>>
>> * Graduate with B.Ed. (special education).
>>
>> * BEd general with one year diploma in special education
>>
>> * BEd general with two-year diploma in special education
>>
>> * BEd general with post graduate professional diploma in special
>> education
>>
>> * BEd special education and post graduate professional certificate in
>> special education
>>
>> * PG diploma in special education (mental retardation)
>>
>> * PG diploma in special education (multiple disabilities: physical and
>> neurological)
>>
>> * PG diploma in special education (locornotor impairment and cerebral
>> palsy)
>>
>> * Secondary level teacher training course in visual impairment
>>
>> * Senior diploma in teaching the deaf
>>
>> * BA/BEd in visual impairment
>>
>> * Any other equivalent qualification approved by RCI
>>
>> राजेश आसुदानी Rajesh Asudani
>> AGM
>> बाजार आसूचना ईकाई MIU
>> Reserve Bank of India
>> नागपुर Nagpur
>>
>> 0712 2806846
>>
>> President
>> VIBEWA
>> Co-Moderator
>> VIB-India
>>
>> A-pilll = Action coupled with Positivity, Interest, Love, Logic and
>> laughter.
>>
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> Dhananjay Bhole,
> coordinator,
> Accessibility research group,
> Department of Education and Extension,
> Savitribai Phule Pune University,
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Dhananjay Bhole,
coordinator,
Accessibility research group,
Department of Education and Extension,
Savitribai Phule Pune University,
Ganesh Khind road,
Pune 411007.
Email: drbhole at unipune.ac.in
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