Regional centre launches books on special needs education


MELAKA: The South-East Asian Ministers of Education Organisation Regional Centre for Special Educational Needs (Seameo SEN) has launched two books in an effort to promote the best practices for inclusive learning for learners with disabilities.

The books – Best Practices in Disability Inclusive Education and Buku Amalan Terbaik Dalam Pendidikan Khas dan Inklusif – were launched by Education Ministry Special Education Division director Salmah Jopri on behalf of ministry secretary-general Datuk Yusran Shah Mohd Yusof.

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The centre, in a statement on Wednesday (Dec 7), said the ceremony was also attended by special education teachers from Melaka, state Education Department officers and the centre's staff.

"This book is a definitive effort (from the) hard work of 49 teachers from Melaka who successfully published 63 articles, 45 in Bahasa Malaysia and 18 in English (on the topic).

"This book is the result of a strategic alliance between the centre and the Melaka Education Department as a strategic partner," it said.

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It added that its role as a regional centre for special educational needs calls for it to put push a disability-inclusive education agenda at the national level and beyond.

This book offers the best practices to help teachers support learners with disabilities, such as innovation in teaching and learning, assistive technologies, behaviour modification, teaching strategy and school-to-work transition.

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The centre said it hoped the book will become a reference source for all teachers to create an inclusive learning environment.

Currently, only the hard copy versions are available, with digital editions to be released soon.

For more information, contact research@seameosen.edu.my. – Bernama

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