• Perak Association For Intellectually Disabled : We Care To Serve

Teachers Education Programme

The Perak Association For Intellectually Disabled in responding to the Government’s call towards Human Resource Development and in promoting a Caring Society, established the Teachers Education Training Programme in 1995.  This Teachers Education Training Programme was set up to provide our six special schools with qualified teachers. This is to ensure that quality education for our intellectually disabled students is not compromised.  This programme was launched by the Perak Director of Education Y. B. Dato’ Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abdul Majid.

Our first batch, consisting of 23 trainees qualified in 1997, received their certificates from the then Minster of Social Welfare, Y.B. Datin Paduka Hajah Zaleha bt. Ismail  in 1999.  Since then we have already produced three batches of trained teachers.  The fourth batch of teachers qualified in 2005.

Our teaching team consists of experienced educators and specialist in the field of special education.  Mr. Sandiyao Sebestian from the Faculty of Special Education University Malaya, an educationist, social worker and a nurse with over 27 years of experience in special education, is the chief lecturer to our Teachers Education Training Programme. Our Teachers Education Training Programme has also attracted teachers from special schools in other states too.  We hope that we could continue to be of service to other N.G.Os catering for the education and welfare of intellectually disabled by helping to train their teachers. We would like to open our Teachers Education Training programme to interested individuals, parents, care-givers, professionals or volunteers.  Our T.E.P. course is held during the school holidays and it is for a duration of 2 years.

Teachers Education Programme Aims

* To provide participants with essential teaching skills.
* To enable participants to demonstrate relevant knowledge and to have hands-on experience in the education of children with intellectual disabilities.
* To instill confidence and versatility in participants in managing and responding to the challenging needs of children with special needs.
* To enable individuals to lead meaningful lives.
* To be an advocate for the intellectually disabled.
* To be more sensitive and responsive to current trends and emerging issues.
* To learn effective teaching skills.
* To work in collaboration with other support workers.
* To learn facilitation skills.

Course Assessment

Year One Year Two
* Written Paper I and II * Written Paper I and II
* Lesson Plans * Project Kit and Manual
* Case Study * Seminar Papers
* Teaching Practice * Teaching Practice
* Skill Training (Theory) * Skill Training (Practical)