Applications are invited for the February 2011 batch of the ‘Foundation Course on Education of Children with Disabilities’ (FCED), a special certified training programme on inclusive education for school teachers. The course is jointly developed by the National Centre for Disability Studies (NCDS), IGNOU, and the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI).
The course, certified by IGNOU and recognised by RCI, offers distance education programmes in Hindi and English medium at present, but will be available in Bangla, Malayalam, Tamil, Oriya and other mediums very soon. Practical training is also imparted to students at RCI recognised study centres under the guidance of qualified resource teachers. State sponsorship is also available for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers.
Teachers should enroll in this programme for a better understanding of educational needs of children with disabilities. The programme aims to train them in aspects such as how to undertake appropriate classroom management of children with disabilities, build competencies to include children with disabilities in school activities and to undertake remedial or dual teaching for children with mental retardation and learning disabilities.
In-service teachers from any school are eligible to apply. The programme fee is Rs 1,500 for three months with flexibility of course completion up to nine months.
Study material will be provided to the teachers, along with multi-media support. They would also be provided with a provisional registration from RCI to work as a special educator.
For further information, interested candidates may contact:
Dr. Hemlata, Coordinator,
FCED, NCDS, IGNOU
Ph: 011-29573080, 29573077, 29573084