SPECIAL EDUCATION

Name : SPECIAL EDUCATION
Establishment : The department of Special Education at Allama Iqbal Open University was established under the umbrella of Faculty of education in 1985, in response to the desperate need of trained staff to provide services to special people. The department is preparing special educators for the 21st century through Distance Education System.
Introduction : The department was established in 1985. The aim of the department is to impart education and training to teachers for the special needs children studying either in special schools or in mainstream schools. M.Ed Special Education program basically a professional qualification and mostly in-service teachers from special and mainstream schools joined the program. for the in-service teachers and it is professional qualification. The objectives of the program are: 1. To meet in country’s increasing demand of trained teachers and specialized personnel by acquainting them with latest techniques and methodologies to deal with special needs. 2. To provide referral and supportive services to the handicapped and their parents by creating awareness in the public. 3. To keep liaison with agencies and organizations working for the amelioration of the handicapped.
Objectives : To meet in countrys increasing demand of trained teachers and specialized personnel by acquainting them with latest techniques and methodologies to deal with special needs. To provide referral and supportive services to the handicapped and their parents by creating awareness in the public. To keep liaison with agencies and organizations working for the amelioration of the handicapped.
Future Plans : Planning the following specialization areas: 1. Inclusive Education 2. Learning Disabilties 3. Gifted Children 4. Low Vision 5. Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy 6. Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Audiology
Academic Facilities : N/A
Postal Address : Iqra Block
Phone : 9250078, 9057853
Email : spedu@aiou.edu.pk
Staff Members : Staff Members Details
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Programmes: M.Ed in Elementary Teacher Education (ETE)
M.Ed. In Special Education
M.A Special Education
M.Phil (Special Education)
Ph.D. Special Education (M.Phil based)

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