Introduction

Who likes to be a Special Child and receive Special Needs Education? There may be as many answers to this question as there are special children. Being a child is a very personal matter; this is no less true for the special child. For most of us, childhood seems a wondrous and mysterious phenomenon of human experience, a time of growth, a time of learning and unlimited potential, a time of fantasy and a play, a time of living in one’s mind. For some, childhood also can be a time of frustration, a time of confinement, a time of disappointment. For special children, the later can be often the case.

Special Children are those who are significantly different from other children in some important dimensions of human functioning or special children are those for whom the presence of a physical, psychological, cognitive, or social factors makes the realization of their needs and full potential difficulty. For these children, skilled interventions and special cares are needed to help them develop their potential. This version encompasses the deaf, the blind, the speech impaired, the crippled, the mentally retarded, the emotionally disturbed and so on. Even the gifted

Children with high IQ’s must be recognized as special because skilled intervention by trained professionals might be required for them to develop to their fullest potentials. Thus education provided by a specially trained teacher with the use of appropriate facilities, specialized methods and materials, thereby and redemptions is special education.

The formal beginning of the education for the disabled (blind ) in Nepal goes back to 1964 with the opening of a blind section in laboratory School in Kathmandu with the initiation of Lloyad Stevens, an American Peace Corps volunteer.

Faculty Members

 

 

 

Mr. Ganesh Prasad

Lecturer

 

Khanal

and Head

 

Mr. Ram Chandra Giri

Lecturer

 
 

 

 

 

Dr. Biswobala Thapa

-

 

Dr.Shovhakhar Aryal

-

 

Dr.Krishna Thapa

-

 

Courses Offered

1.      Two-year Master of Education (M.Ed.)

 

Two-year Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Needs Education (SNE), a new academic programme started from March 2015, is designed to produce high level human resources required for governmental and non-governmental organizations and universities. Specially, the graduates of this programme will work as teacher educators to teach SNE courses at Bachelor level in different campuses and as experts at different agencies under Ministry of Education, and national and international non-governmental organizations.

 

This programme was started jointly at Central Department of Education, Kirtipur by Faculty of Education, TribhuvanUniveristy/ Nepal and Changwon National University/South Korea under Leading University Project for International Cooperation (LUPIC). The project providied technical as well as financial support to develop courses and run the academic programmes for four years. A concerted effort was made to develop SNE courses in several stages.Now,Project has been handovered to TU,and Tri-bhuvan University has solely responsible to run the program.

 

Courses Offered

M.Ed. in SNE consists of 69 credit hours. Its course structure is given in Table 1.

 

Table 1: Course Structure and Number of Courses in Each

 

Semester

 

S.N.

Nature

 

Semester

 

Sub

 

Total Credit

of courses

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 credit

 

Professional

 

 

 

 

 

 

hours

1.

/Core

2

2

2

1

7

 

x 7 courses

 

Courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

= 21 credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 credit

 

Specialization

 

 

 

 

 

 

hours

2.

4

4

4

1

13

 

x 13 courses

Courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

= 39 credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hours

3.

Practicum

-

-

-

1

1

 

x 1 course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

= 3 credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hours

4.

Thesis

-

-

-

1

1

 

x 1 thesis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

= 6 credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

18

18

18

15

22

 

69 credit

 

 

hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional/Core Courses

 

 

The professional/core courses to be offered in four semesters are presented in Table 2.

 

S.N.

Code No.

Course titles

 

Credit hrs.

 

1.

Ed.511

Foundations of Education

 

3

 

2.

Ed.512

Measurement and Evaluation

 

3

 

in Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Ed.513

Advanced Educational

 

3

 

Psychology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Ed.521

Curriculum Practices

 

3

 

5.

Ed.522

Education and Development

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Ed.531

Measurement and Evaluation

 

3

 

7.

Ed.532

Research Methodology in

 

3

 

Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

21

 

 

Specialization Courses

 

The details of specialization courses to be offered in four semesters are presented in Table 3.

 

Table 3: Structure and Cycle of Specialization Courses

 

SPECIALIZATION COURSES (First Semester)

 

S.N.

Code No.

Course titles

Credit hrs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fundamentals of

 

 

1.

SN.Ed.515

Special Needs and

3

 

Inclusive Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Socialization and

 

 

2.

SN.Ed.516

Communication Skills

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psychology and

 

 

3.

SN.Ed.517

Individual Differences

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Diversity and

 

 

4.

SN.Ed.518

Disability in Inclusive

3

 

 

 

Classroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education for Children with

 

 

5

SN.Ed 525

Visual Impairment

 

3