ERIC Number: ED494892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Improving Quality of Elementary Education By Monitoring Professional Competencies of Teachers for Inclusive Education
Education must help learners live their lives with greater competence and greater confidence. Education is also about developing behavior based on positive values-understanding and respect for other people. It will only do this if it is of good quality. It is difficult to pin down exactly what makes for good quality education or what needs to be done to promote it. One of the important factors that contributes directly to higher quality education is the good teaching, well trained teachers using methods focusing on the learner's needs. Above all, a quality education is for everyone, not only for elites or for those in larger towns but also for the poor, disadvantaged and disabled. Quality education for everyone will mean special approaches for those with disabilities and addressing to their needs. The emphasis is therefore laid on inclusive education that uses the existing infrastructure / institutions and professionals to the extent possible. The inclusion demands for preparing teachers with initial induction and sensitizing them through in-service education programmes to help them attend to the special needs of the learners with various special needs of the learners with various challenges and equipping these teachers with skills, competencies and strategies required to cater to the diversity in an inclusive setting control. This paper is an effort in this direction.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A