Special Education Services – A Manual of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

This resource conveys policies, procedures, and guidelines that support the delivery of special education services in British Columbia's public schools. It was originally published in 1995, following an extensive provincial Special Education Review (1993 - 94). The purpose of this manual is to provide a single point of reference regarding legislation, ministry policy and guidelines to assist school boards in developing programs and services that enable students with special needs to meet the goals of education. The manual also contains procedural information to assist in accessing programs and services provided at the provincial level.

Education Reform Final Report 2015

This is the final report of UNRWA Education Reform (2011-2015), as although work must continue to embed, sustain and build upon its achievements in the Medium Term Strategy (MTS) period, the funded implementation period of the Reform ended in December 2015. The Education Reform Strategy (ERS) was designed to bring about transformational change to classroom practices and thus improve children’s learning outcomes through the adoption of a systemic and interrelated approach. The UNRWA Senior Management and the UNRWA Advisory Committee formally endorsed it in 2011.

Statistical Study to Monitor the Types and Numbers of People with Special Needs in Public Schools

This statistical study is an important pivot to get acquainted to all types of disabilities and their numbers in public schools that are under the supervision and charge of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and is considered as an important corner point to understand the needs of persons with disabilities according to their coordinates (according to the schools located in districts and governorates).

Education Department Newsletter 8

The newsletter talks about UNRWA’s Education in Emergencies (EIE) framework and program, which is providing education and related support to Palestinian refugee children affected by the violence in Syria. The program, which is funded by European Union (EU), Instrument for Stability (IfS) and the Qatar “Educate a Child” programme of the Education Above All Foundation, is ensuring access to education and supporting the psychosocial well-being of the Palestine refugee children of Syria.

School Based Teacher Development Program Transforming Arabic Teaching and Learning Practices

The School Based Teacher Development II (SBTD II) programme is key to UNRWA’s Education Reform Strategy. The programme seeks to improve teaching and learning practices in UNRWA classrooms through developing interactive pedagogies (ways of teaching) that will engage students of Grades 7-12 more effectively in their learning. Together, the SBTD II programme for teachers of higher grades and SBTD for teachers of Grade 1-6, are paving the way for comprehensive in-service training for all UNRWA teachers. There are six Open and Distance Learning Modules in the SBTD II programme. Each module focuses on different aspects of teaching and learning  with a specific focus on the teaching of Maths, English, Science, and Arabic for Grades 7-12.

Guide of Concepts Related to Learning Difficulties

Reinforcing the potential of parents, members of the teaching committee and specialists working in the field of education and social inclusion, and after issuing the guide to learning difficulties and psychological disorders common in school in 2013, the pedagogic center of research and development issues its second outcome under the name of “the guide of concepts related to learning difficulties” in Arabic and French. This issue target is to unify the concepts related to learning difficulties and psychological disorders that obstruct the learning process.

School Based Teacher Development II_Transforming English Teaching and Learning Practices

The School Based Teacher Development II (SBTD II) programme is key to UNRWA’s Education Reform Strategy. The programme seeks to improve teaching and learning practices in UNRWA classrooms through developing interactive pedagogies (ways of teaching) that will engage students of Grades 7-12 more effectively in their learning. Together, the SBTD II programme for teachers of higher grades and SBTD for teachers of Grade 1-6, are paving the way for comprehensive in-service training for all UNRWA teachers. There are six Open and Distance Learning Modules in the SBTD II programme. Each module focuses on different aspects of teaching and learning  with a specific focus on the teaching of Maths, English, Science, and Arabic for Grades 7-12.

Disability and Access to Information

This report looks at some of the ways that access to information can help persons with disabilities achieve their rights–and ways in which barriers to information can totally undermine their rights. It uses Lebanon as a case study. Lebanon has signed the CRPD but not yet ratified it–although its existing international commitments require it to make information accessible to persons with disabilities.

Recommended Guidelines on Language and Terminology – Persons with Disabilities_A Manual for News Professionals

The booklet was developed with the input of 13 organizations representing a cross-section of persons with disabilities in Canada- all of which were consulted as part of the Canadian Association Broadcasters CABs’ 2005 research study. Apart from providing a guide to recommended terminology – including a pullout section for easy reference – this booklet provides additional, important information about Canadians with disabilities, including suggested ways of approaching news stories as well as few tips about communicating directly with people with disabilities.

Measuring Health and Disability Manual for WHO Disability Assessment Schedule

The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0) is a generic assessment instrument developed by WHO to provide a standardized method for measuring health and disability across cultures. This manual summarizes the methodology used to develop WHODAS 2.0 and the findings obtained when the schedule was applied to certain area of general health, including mental and neurological disorders. The manual will be useful to any researcher or clinician wishing to use WHODAS 2.0 in their practice.

Training Manual on Disability Statistics

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) have implemented a joint project on improving disability statistics and measurement in the region by promoting a common definition and methodology based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). It is against this background that this publication was prepared. This training manual intends to enhance the understanding of the ICF-based approach to disability measurement. It provides an overview of the ICF framework as well as guidelines on how to operationalize the underlying concepts of functioning and disability into data collection, dissemination and analysis.

A Handbook on Mainstreaming Disability

This handbook aims to give practical guidance to support development organizations to mainstream disability into their work. It is primarily intended for Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) programmes, but could be useful to other development actors interested in mainstreaming disability, such as NGOs, government and donors.

Chapter 526 Children with Disabilities Commmunity Services Program (CDCSP)

This chapter sets forth the Bank Management System (BMS) eligibility and reimbursement requirements for services provided to eligible West Virginia (WV) Medicaid members under the Children with Disabilities Community Services Program (CDCSP). The policies and procedures set forth herein are the regulations governing the provision of services under the Children with Disabilities Community Services Program of the Medicaid Program administered by the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) under the provisions of Title XIX of the Social Security Act and Chapter 9 of the WV Code.

Capturing the Difference We Make_Community-Based Rehabilitation Indicators Manual

This manual contains indicators capable of capturing the situation of people with disability who live in a community where Community-based Rehabilitation (CBR) is implemented. It provides a simple, brief and intuitive guide to selecting appropriate indicators and collecting data to inform them. Additional information is also provided on how to manage this data, including calculating percentages, displaying results and generating meaningful conclusions.