The purpose of this training is to build the capacity of teachers working in primary schools to support students with disabilities in the classroom. The training is designed to introduce specific methods to modify and adapt classroom activities, produce and use teaching aids made from local materials to support the full participation and effective learning of students with disabilities.

Whilst these teaching methods are targeting students with disabilities the methods can be used with all students in the class to improve quality of teaching and facilitate effective, inclusive learning for all. The training is divided into 8 sections including:

  1. Introduction to Inclusive Education
  2. Impairment and disability
  3. Communication
  4. Inclusive physical education
  5. Literacy
  6. Mathematics
  7. Individual Education Plans (IEP)
  8. Disability Inclusive Education Teacher Toolkit

The training is targeting teachers (in-service training), student teachers (pre-service training), pedagogical advisors (PA) and lecturers in teacher education. Teaching methods focus primarily on pre-primary and primary education, although some of the methods can equally be applied within a secondary education setting. Most importantly, the training adopts an approach for schools where teaching resources are limited.

Training Objectives

The training aims to change the knowledge, skills and attitudes of education staff so they can create enabling environments for students with disabilities. Specific objectives include:

  • Understand the meaning of Inclusive Education, Inclusive Learning Friendly Environments and different approaches to teaching children with disabilities.
  • Promote positive attitude in participants to support learning needs of all students, especially students with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in school life.
  • Increase knowledge on different types of impairment and barriers that impact participation and learning
  • Understand different methods of communication, develop skills to communicate effectively with all students, and support students with disabilities that find it difficult to communicate in the classroom.
  • Increase knowledge on ‘Inclusive Physical Education’, and develop skills in modifying PE activities for students with disabilities.
  • Develop skills on how to produce and use teaching aids to support reading, writing and mathematics
  • Understand the purpose of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and develop skills on writing, monitoring and evaluating IEP for students with disabilities.
  • Understand the importance of communication and collaboration with parents/caregivers when developing and implementing IEP.
  • Develop skills in teachers to share information on disability to engage students, parents/caregivers and community to support students with disabilities.

Training Outcomes

  • Teachers are pro-active in planning lessons and activities that meet the needs of all learners in the classroom
  • Teachers modify and adapt lesson plans and activities to increase participation and effective learning for students with disabilities
  • Teachers produce teaching aids from local materials to support learning
  • Principals, teachers and DEB implement a system using Individual Education Plans for students with disabilities, including regular monitoring and evaluation
  • Teachers and parents work closely together to share information and support children with IEP
  • Schools facilitate community education activities by using the ‘Teacher Toolkit’ to increase awareness on disability and promote inclusive school environments. This should include: Activities with students in classroom to promote peer to peer support and Activities with families to promote parental and community engagement with SGB and the school.


This training uses a combination of methods to transfer new knowledge, develop and consolidate practical skills, and change attitudes to achieve the above learning objectives and outcomes. Through observation, listening, and active participation the participants will learn via presentations, case studies, practical activities, demonstration, role play, group discussion and reflection.


The training includes 5 days of learning. Sessions are included on the following topics:

  • Concept of Inclusive Education
  • Impairment, disability and barriers to participation
  • Methods for effective communication
  • Inclusive physical education
  • Methods to support the development of reading and writing skills
  • Methods to support the development of mathematical skills
  • Engaging students, parents and community members to support inclusion of children with disabilities
  • Individual Education Plans (IEP)

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