Teachers Undergo ‘COEPING’ for Learners with Special Needs
Over 30 teachers and guidance counselors from the Elementary and Early Childhood Departments underwent an orientation seminar dubbed “COEPING” on May 26.
COEPING stands for “College of Education Program for Inclusion Across Generations.” It is a program geared towards inclusive education. It seeks to educate, equip and empower teachers in accommodating and managing learners with special needs.
The orientation seminar, which is part of a series, was facilitated by Mr. Rodrigo David, Jr., a specialist in special education and currently managing director of TEAMWORKS Manila. Mr. David serves as a consultant for the COEPING program.
COEPING is an innovative program of the University that incorporates the principles of inclusion as mandated by the Education Act of 1982 (An Act Providing for the Establishment and Maintenance of an Integrated System of Education and forwarded by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals 2015 and the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Education for All Movement.
Silliman, through the Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment, which is an extension arm of the College of Education, has been running projects targeted at raising public awareness about persons with disabilities and the need for their full inclusion in the society.
The University is a Center of Excellence (CoE) in Teacher Education as designated by the Commission Higher Education.
The University is a Center of Excellence (CoE) in Teacher Education as designated by the Commission Higher Education (CHED). Silliman is also a CHED CoE in Nursing Education and a Center of Development in Accountancy, Anthropology, Biology and Information Technology.