Focus on special needs education
Abu Dhabi, March 4, 2014
Abu Dhabi-based ALHOSN University hosted a public lecture on special needs education, in collaboration with the Khalifa Award for Education.
The lecture, entitled ‘Special Needs Teaching Difficulties’ was held at the university campus and was aimed at aligning the social service initiatives of the institution with Abu Dhabi’s broader social development efforts.
It defined key aspects of special needs education, the various contributions of developed countries to the field, and the challenges faced by special needs educators. It was attended by professors, teachers and students.
Dr Mohammed Saeed Hasab El Nabi, associate professor and dean of the education department, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, said: “Through our recent collaboration with the Khalifa Award for Education we hope to raise more awareness on, and gain stronger support for, our efforts to provide exceptional learning and personal growth opportunities to people with special needs.
“The lecture reflects our full support for Abu Dhabi’s vision of social development especially for disadvantaged members of the community.”
The Khalifa Award for Education, based in Abu Dhabi, aims to enhance the educational sector of the UAE and the entire Arab world by honouring the distinguished efforts of educators in the various fields of teaching and specialised education.
ALHOSN University currently offers 18 undergraduate and 11 graduate programmes under the faculties of engineering and applied sciences, business, and arts and social sciences. The faculty of arts and social sciences organises various seminars focusing on autism, special needs and other key areas to help enhance educational delivery, services and support to less privileged segments of society. - TradeArabia News Service