Ms. Mary Sahaya

Grant Category: Distinguished Fulbright Awardee in Teaching
Field of Specialization: Special Education
Name: Ms. Mary Sahaya  
Official Address and Designation: Headmistress
Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1
Varunapuri, Mangor Hill, Vasco
Goa 403 802
Telephone (O): 91-832- 2512776
Duration of Grant: Four months
Project Title: Inclusive Education
Abstract of Project :
My Fulbright research project is aimed to develop strategies and equip teachers to deal with the challenge of inclusive education in mainstream schools in India. This project is particularly significant in Kendriya Vidyalayas where students are from diverse background with 23% from marginalized and disadvantaged sections. There is a need to recognize and address the diversity, dignity and identity of each child.

Through interactions with educators in the U.S., visits to schools, review of U.S. programs and policies on inclusive education, I plan to document the instructional strategies, interventional programs and evaluation methods used. Thereafter, I will design a program on effectively implementing inclusive education in Indian classrooms which I will disseminate during the teacher training sessions and meetings with the parents.

Academic Background :
PG Diploma in ELT Teaching of English as Second Language Regional Institute of English, Bangalore 2007
B.Ed. English & Biological Sciences Bangalore University Bangalore 1983
B.Sc. Chemistry, Botany,Zoology Bangalore University, Bangalore 1982
Professional Background :
Headmistress Kendriya Vidyalaya, Goa 2010 - till date
Primary Teacher Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bangalore 1987- 2010
Assistant Mistress New Horizon High School, Bangalore 1986- 1987
Ms. Mary Sahaya