The Teacher Impact Project
This project aims to build capacity of selected primary teachers in the area of Inclusive Education through 5-days of inclusive Education training and the 3 rounds of in-school Support. These trainings will enable teachers to become more inclusive in nature, which provides opportunity to all children to participate in the learning process.
The Teacher Foundation has trained 120 teachers of Government primary schools in Haveri & Yadgiri region of Karnataka State, India. The 5 days of training modules include 1) Understanding Inclusion 2) Curriculum Adaptations 3) Dealing with Multiple Disabilities 4) Evaluation Procedures & 5) Disability Specific Inclusive Classroom settings. Training was interspersed with three rounds of classroom observation and feedback to enable teachers to implement the learnings from the sessions in their classrooms which helps them to address the issues of children with special needs.
In this context, we commenced the project with a baseline observation of 30% teachers followed by training at two phases. We observe the teachers using a checklist - Classroom Observation Checklist which focuses 4 main domains - Teacher Student Interaction; Physical Environment; Teaching Learning Methodology and Assessment. Baseline observation was followed by training and school based support.
The Teacher Foundation has completed training of Government teachers on Inclusive Education modules from the two districts. The interventions were baseline observation before the commencement of training, first round of School Based Support-in-school support after the first 3 days of training& second round of School Based Support/End-line observation - in-school support after final 2 days of training.
To understand the impact of TTF's Teacher Training programme on Inclusive Education, the data from the classroom observation of teachers (30% of 120 teachers selected randomly) has been collated. We will soon share the detailed report with the findings.
Overall, the project has been effective in terms of classroom implementation. Teachers tried to incorporate the 'Inclusive Classroom Approaches” in their classes. Teachers were very positive about the Classroom Observations / Feedback sessions and were open to feedback.
Thanking everyone for all the support!
From TTF Team