Shuchona Foundation’s training on ‘Inclusive Education’
Shuchona Foundation’s team of trainers successfully conducted a 12-day long master training on its training manual,
Strategies for Inclusion: Teaching-Learning and Assessment
, which was handed over to the Honourable Director General, DPE on 28 February 2023, by Vice Chair, Dr. Pran Gopal Datta, MP.
The participants were government primary education officers from 16 different districts. They are officials from the district-level Primary Teacher's Training Institutes (PTIs), Upazilla Resource Centers (URCs), and Primary Education Offices. Shuchona Foundation started training the first batch from 09 March 2023 and is still continuing to provide technical assistance to the Directorate of Primary Education (DPE) in developing master trainers for more batches. These master trainers will conduct training for more than 2,000 trainers who in turn will train around 1,30,000 government primary school teachers.
Prior to the commencement of the training, DPE organized the second and final stakeholder validation workshop from 24-26 January 2023 on the 'Inclusive Education' training manual Shuchona developed. Several officials and experts from DPE, NAPE, NCTB, PTIs, UNICEF, USAID, and representatives from a few government and non-government organizations along with Shuchona colleagues participated in the workshop. The participants highly appreciated the manual and gave their feedback, which was later incorporated in the draft and finalized as a training manual.
Shuchona Foundation (SF) is providing technical assistance to DPE in implementing subcomponent 2.6 under 'Access and Participation' of the Fourth Primary Education Development Program (PEDP4). DPE is the implementing body of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education (MoPME), which aims to foster the special education needs of children in order to fulfil the objective of PEDP4 and meet the Sustainable Development Goal, which refers to quality education for all.
This manual has been in the works for a long-time spanning hour of work, and guidance and technical input from experts. The process took time as we sought guidance and input from relevant experts. It is very special for us to see the way in which the manual has been appreciated by the concerned parties and the participants themselves. We take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped and supported us in this endeavour.
Tied to these trainings, currently, Shuchona Foundation is conducting research on
Measuring the effectiveness of the Teacher Professional Development Package for Inclusive Education
: An Intervention Project of Shuchona Foundation in collaboration with DPE, MoPME. The goal of this research is to achieve inclusive education in Bangladesh. A baseline data collection program was conducted from May 28 2023 till June 15 2023 from designated schools and the respective education offices in two phases across 10 districts over Bangladesh.
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