Contents of the Course
"Region-Focused Training Course on Education for Children with Disabilities" is a three-year project run by JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and CRICED (University of Tsukuba Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development) since 2006. The purpose of the project is to improve and develop special education in Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. This project invites teachers and associate administrators from Chile, Bolivia and Peru to Japan. In Japan they receive lectures about special education, visit schools and participate in discussions and workshops on education materials・instruments, and curriculum for children with disabilities. The course is focused on teacher education (improvement and development of curriculum, teaching materials, and pedagogical skills) in order to improve teaching skills and to gain a better understanding of education for children with disabilities.
The first course was held from October 23rd to November 20th.
The course was held from August 23rd to October 2nd.
The theme of the course was "Teachers Education for better lessons", and the objectives were
The course was targeted to people from the Ministry of Education, supervisors of special education, headmasters and teachers from special education schools, which could be a model school for the course and be able to build strong connections with the Ministry of Education.
The contents of the course were lectures and discussions about Special EducationTeachers Education in Japan, about key factors to improve lessons and what teachers should do. Also workshops were held to make handmade teaching materials to plan an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) according to the severity ofchildren's disabilities. Moreover, teachers made 5 to 6 school visitations in order to understand the situation and environment of the children.
The theme of the course was " Teachers Education for better lessons"
The course objectives were
The objectives for this year will be the same as last year but the target of the course will be the incumbent teachers from special education schools in Chile, Bolivia and Peru.