Ref N° 396

Consultancy for Enhancing the Quality of Education for Students with Special Needs

Overall project value (EUR)
€ 88 475
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
September 2011
End date
March 2013
Number of staff provided
73 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The global objective of the consultancy is to assist the Ministry of Education and Human Resources in implementing its national policy and strategy for the special education needs (SEN) sector. This will comprise the development of an appropriate curriculum, setting up of an appropriate regulatory framework, capacity building for teaching and non-teaching staff and adequate institutional arrangements, including the setting up of a quality assurance framework for the sector.

The specific objective of the assignment is to undertake an assessment of the current situation regarding the curriculum being used for children suffering from disabilities related to visual, auditory and dyslexia and to propose an adapted curriculum, and ICT based pedagogy for these types of disability in a bid to enhance the quality of education. The study will recommend the appropriate legislative framework that is conducive to the provision of adequate services in the SEN sector. The study will also formulate an appropriate training programme for trainers, educators with a view to enhance the capacity of the country in providing high quality educational services in the sector and will make proposals for institutional arrangements that will bring about a collaborative and efficient functioning of the SEN Resource and Development Centres being created by the Ministry, including the setting up of an appropriate quality assurance framework.

Type of services provided

PROMAN provides the services of 3 senior education experts and two junior expert trainers. Core services include:

  • Carry out a critical study of the existing Curriculum for children with special needs;
  • Propose an appropriate curriculum and pedagogy for children with special needs at the pre-primary, primary and secondary education levels so as to better support their integration in the regular school system and enable them to contribute to their own welfare and to that of the country;
  • Propose solutions with regard to the introduction of ICT in the provision of Special Needs Education;
  • Undertake an assessment of the training needs for teaching cadres/non-teaching cadres in the special education needs sector, taking into account the existing training programmes, and select priority areas in terms of training needs;
  • Propose measures for the efficient functioning of the SEN Resource and Development Centres being set up;
  • Review legal provisions and proposal draft legislation and regulations for an efficient special education needs sector.

PROMAN HQ provides overall backstopping and quality control.

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