The Centre for Child Development Research and Referral of the University of Cape Coast has held a workshop to train teachers from Primary Schools in Cape Coast.
The training workshop was held to equip the teachers to identify and assist pupils with reading and handwriting challenges in the classroom.
It was on the theme “Effective Teaching Strategies for Handling Children with Reading and Handwriting Difficulties in an Inclusive Setting.”The Headmaster of Ola Presbyterian School addressed the teachers.
He explained that the National Teachers Standards necessitated that a teacher should improve his professional abilities through lifelong learning and continuous personal development.
“To do this, you must identify the knowledge gap you have and train to fill that gap.
You must also stretch yourselves beyond the normal textbooks we use in our schools to assessing the library and the internet, as well as consulting experienced practitioners in the field.”
He noted that the workshop was important as it formed part of continuous professional development.
She indicated that based on numerous researches, it had become clear that most children with learning disabilities had reading problems.
She also noted that research had indicated that most children in the basic schools had problems with reading.
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