Indian School Darsait organized a workshop recently on Inclusive Education for teachers. Dr. Sridevi P. Thashnath, Principal whose vibrant leadership and guidance acknowledged overseas, was the resource person. The sessions which lasted for more than three hours were an attempt to sensitize the challenges and barriers that come up in the so called inclusive education.
As compared to the traditional belief and practices where in children who were affected by various learning disabilities were denied their right to basic and quality education, CBSE has propounded the idea of inclusive education which provides the disabled children with opportunities to fare according to their capacity and caliber. Earlier such children were either isolated or neglected, but now the new thinking calls for a system in which such children are provided with ample platforms to perform in their fields so that they may build up their career.
There were various sessions that evoked thought-provoking questions and deliberations, generated ideas and points from group discussions and presentations. By and large it was a very fruitful and unprecedented workshop that would definitely equip the teachers to plan, prepare and impart education in the most congenial way that would cater to the needs of all sections of children in a class. Apart from it, the workshop has urged the teachers to be sincere and more responsible to their noble profession so that the children may get better guidance and unstintingsupport to face the world with poise and confidence.