Posted by: Redcliffe | February 5, 2009

Meeting special educational needs in India

Educare

Educare

Former student Christine writes:

“Having trained as an Infant and Special Needs teacher I worked for eight years in the UK. I felt God’s call to overseas service, and served with F.E.B.A. at the
International School in Seychelles for three years. At the end of my contract there I heard about Hebron School in South India, joining the staff in 1992. I served in a variety of teaching and support positions until setting up and directing the school’s Learning Support Department between 1996 and 2006.

 

Christine Morris“Around 2003, I returned to the UK and studied for a year at Redcliffe. A key part of this course was a personal study on the care of children of Indian missionaries (IMK’s) working in cross-cultural situations in their own nation. I found the staff very supportive and the small multicultural community quite diverse in age and experience yet able to understand and empathise with each other about cultural issues.

“During this time I felt called by God to develop the care and Educational provision of
TCKs across the Indian subcontinent. From this desire Educare India was born.

“Educare’s  aim is to resource and equip those involved the education and care of children with Special Educational Needs (including TCK’s) by providing:

Training seminars for agency staff, teachers and carers and distance learning courses; organising seminars for schools, organisations and parents on:

  • Awareness of Learning Disabilities (Identification of student’s needs)
  • Assistance for classroom teachers/ carers hostel staff on management skills
  • Assessment and record keeping techniques
  • Advice and specialist training for Learning Support Coordinators
  • Activities to motivate children to learn (reflecting their learning styles)
  • A one year distance ‘Certificate in Recognising and Teaching Children with S.E.N’ learning course

Consultancy services for schools and organisations, on Life Skills, Instilling values and understanding children.

Information on alternative schooling options including home schooling for parents.

Resources for TCK’s – children who develop an alternative world view as a result of living in a different culture to that into which their parents were born. Working an Indian colleague these include seminars, camps, devising a Home Schooling programme and newsletter for TCK’s.”

You can find out more about the work of Educare India on Christine’s website

Cheryl

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