Istanbul Directorate of National Education awards Near East University Department of Special Needs Education a Thank You Plaque…
Date Added: 19 February 2018, 14:01
Last Updated Date:20 November 2020, 14:33

In cooperation with the Istanbul Directorate of National Education, “Special Needs Education Evaluation and Education Battery (ÖDEB)”, which aims to make standard evaluation and develop teaching-learning materials for individuals with special needs, awarded the Near East University a ‘Thank You Plaque’ as it participated in the Bigstep Istanbul Project.

According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, the NEU Department of Special Needs Education was presented a thank you plaque at the closing ceremony by the Big Step Istanbul Project for participating and supporting the project.

Near East University became the University which participated from abroad...
Chairman of the Istanbul Directorate of National Education, Ömer Faruk Yelkenci made a speech and especially thanked the Near East University as an abroad participant of the project. He particularly thanked the Head of Near East University Atatürk Faculty of Education Department of Special Needs Education Assoc Prof Dr Mukaddes Sakallı Demirok and expressed gratitude for NEU’s support.

Also making a speech, Project Coordinator of Istanbul Big Step Project, Sevgi Yücel expressed that the project was run through cooperation with Fatih, Beşiktaş and Sarıyer Councelling Research Centres and the support given by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and the Near East University.

Furthermore, she stated that as part o the project, 36 different Counselling Centres and by utilizing special needs classrooms from each district, standard evaluations were made and teaching and learning tools/materials were developed. Moreover, she pointed out that the materials developed were developed with 75 institutions. Additionally, a CD involving personal-care skills for Special Needs Individuals and more than 5 thousand parents were informed via 120 sessions.