July 5, 2008 DO 53, s. 2008 – Maximization of Trained Teachers and Administrators in Special Education

July 5, 2008
DO 53, s. 2008
Maximization of Trained Teachers and Administrators in Special Education

To: Regional Directors
Schools Division/City Superintendents
Heads, Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
All Others Concerned

  1. The Bureau of Elementary Education (BEE) through the Special Education (SPED) Division, this Department regularly conducts training of teachers and administrators for children with special educational needs in order to provide them with access to formal education.
  2. Scholarship and training programs in special education include the areas of mental retardation, learning disability, hearing impairment, visual impairment, autism, multiple disabilities, giftedness and organization, administration and supervision. These training programs specifically aim to:
    1. enhance knowledge and skills of teachers, administrators and supervisors in handling and managing programs for children with special needs;
    2. update them on current trends and issues on special education;
    3. share best practices in the provision of access and quality special education programs; and
    4. organize education programs for children with special needs.
  3. Monitoring results of SPED-trained teachers and administrators signal the need to maximize the training programs they have availed of. Enclosed are the guidelines set to maximize training gains of these teachers and administrators.
  4. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.

Encl.: As stated
Reference: DECS Order: No. 5, s. 1998 Allotment: 1—(D.O. 50-97)

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