Inclusive education training for teachers

The National,Friday June 10th, 2016

THE first group of teachers is undertaking an in-service diploma programme on inclusive education at the Papua New Guinea education Institute.
Institute coordinator for inclusive education John Wanis said more children with special needs should be attending mainstream schools.
“Our main aim is to integrate students directly into mainstream schools. It is their right and it is our job to prepare teachers,” Wanis said.
“Inclusive education is new and not many teachers know about it. This is a full time course and we provide the full experience.”
He said there was a need for more teachers to be specialised in teaching students with special needs in public and private schools.
Wanis commended the Papua New Guinea Red Cross Society for their continued support towards children and adults with special needs at the school.
Cheshire Home, Kalang and St John also support special education.