Universal Design for Learning component of Ghana’s Inclusive Education Policy is set to be implemented by Grantees of the Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund and Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations (GFD).
The Universal Design for Learning is a framework for teaching and learning, which underlines the proactive planning of the curricula in terms of goals, assessment and flexibility, among others, in a way that works for both teachers and learners.
The framework is based on Neuroscience, Education and Technology Research and provides multiple means of representation, instructions and actions and also facilitates inclusion.
The goal is to use a variety of teaching methods to remove any barriers to learning and give all students equal opportunities to succeed.
Grantees of the Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund is a public service project promoting Inclusive Education while Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations (GFD) is the national umbrella for the organisation of organisations of persons with disabilities in Ghana.
Officials of these two institutions met to discussed how to rope in all stakeholders interested in the effective implementation of Ghana’s Inclusive Education policy and how to operationalise the Design.
The project titled: “Expanding Access to Education for the Deaf in Ghana,” is funded by the United States Department of States for Partners of the Americas.
According to Prof. Ruffin, who is the project’s Co-Principal Investigator, said the grantees will engage diverse stakeholders and students in Savelugu, Bolga, Navrongo and Wa.
The immediate focus schools are the Wa School for the Deaf (Upper West Region) St. John’s Integrated School, Navrongo, (Upper East Region) Gbeogo School for the Deaf Tongo, (North-East Region) and Savelugu School for the Deaf (Northern Region).