Dr.(Mrs.) K.A.C. Alwis

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Dr.(Mrs.) K.A.C. Alwis

PhD in Special Education

Head of the Department

Department of Special Needs Education
Room No. 12, 2nd floor, Education Faculy

PhD in Special Needs Education Masters in Special Needs Education B.Ed in Special Needs Education

Programme Co-ordination

M.Ed in Special Needs Education

Course Co-ordination

Technology for Special Needs Education Introduction to Exceptionalities and Learning Needs Rehabilitation and Community Based Rehabilitation

  Area of Specialization     Deaf Education Inclusive Education Special Needs Education

  Research Interests     Inclusive Education Special Needs Education Classroom Practices

Research Publications

  • Children with Hearing Impairment in the Regular Classroom, Sri Lankan Journal of Educational Research, Vol.9, No.1, 2005
  • Issues related to Teacher Training in the Education of Children with Hearing Impairments in Sri Lanka - journal of “Memoirs of the Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University", Japan. (2009)
  • Diverse Needs of Special Children: Analyzing the Classroom Discourse”, Education Perspectives. The BI-Annual Journal of the Research & Development branch. Ministry of Education Sri Lanka VoL.1 No. 1 July 2012;
  • A Teacher Helper Model for Effective Implementation of Inclusive Education in Sri Lanka SAARC, Journal of Educational Research, Vol.09. (2012) “Special Education in Sri Lanka: After Hundred Years”, Special Education- Hundred years Celebrations Magazine, 2012; Non formal and Special Education Branch, Ministry of Education

Ongoing Research

  • Evaluation of interactive multimedia developed to enhance multi- grade teaching Level of Preparedness of Government School Teachers for Inclusive Education in Sri Lanka

Research Supervision

  • External supervisor for Masters Thesis, “determining the major factors affecting the empowerment of profoundly hearing impaired school leavers of the special schools in the western province. Faculty of Graduate Studies University of Colombo

Other Publications

Books :

Development of speech skills in hearing impaired children. Assistance co- author NIE publication “How we shall fill the classroom with learning opportunities” article written to the magazine, Inclusive Education National Conference 2003 Considering factors-Application of instructions in an inclusive classroom (2010) “Adeeksha” Publication of Faculty of Education, OUSL. “Reflective teaching approaches” (2013) “Adeeksha” Publication of Faculty of Education, OUSL “Special Education in Sri Lanka: After Hundred Years”, Special Education- Hundred years Celebrations Magazine, 2012; Non formal and Special Education Branch, Ministry of Education

Awards

Annual research awards 2009/2010 for the discipline of education research paper titled "issues related to teacher training in the Education of children with Hearing impairments in Sri Lanka 2009/2010 for the best video production “School for All”

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